We know we need to improve our traditional school system, both public and private. But how? More homework? Better-qualified teachers? Longer school days or school years? More testing? More funding? No, no, no, no, and no. Montessori Madness! explains why the incremental steps politicians and administrators continue to propose are incremental steps in the wrong direction. The entire system must be turned on its head. This book asks parents to take a look at one thirty-minute observation at a Montessori school. Your picture of what education should look like will never be the same.
Montessori Madness! follows one family with young children on their journey of determination, discovery, and delight. Learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how of Montessori education.
This book makes an aggressive, humorous, and passionate case for a brilliant method of education that has received too little attention, very likely because it is based on a revolutionary, dangerous, and shocking concept: children love to learn!
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…”many parents have come to assume that good grades and test scores are the best measures of achievement and the most reliable key to future happiness. But they are mistaken. If you want your child to be 'healthy and wealthy and wise’ (Benjamin Franklin), then your first priority should not be measures of cognitive achievement, such as high grades or test scores, but measures of “conscientiousness", such as honesty, integrity, and self-control.”
Excerpt taken from the New York Times Bestseller, “The Collapse of Parenting, How we Hurt our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups", written by Leonard Sax, MD.PhD (p.121, Chapter 5 - What Matters?)
This is a short excerpt from the above mentioned book that covers topics such as: Why so many children are overweight, the culture of disrespect, and why children are so fragile in today’s world. It gives a fascinating account, which hits close to home, as to what today’s current parenting challenges are and recommends viable solutions as to how to best handle them.
The Collapse of Parenting is a quick read, but one that is highly recommended as a manual of sorts in helping navigate parenting in today’s world.