Parent Book Club

September 28, 2017 7:08 am
posted by Brycie Strother

Welcome to our Parent Book Club.  Check out our schedule and planned book list.

Join us for a fun discussion / social hour on Monday, October 23rd.  Our meeting is from 7-9pm at the DCS Montessori Main Campus, 311 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Pines, CO 80108.

Our current book is  Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard.  Available on Kindle and in print.

MontOne hundred years ago, Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy, devised a very different method of educating children, based on her observations of how they naturally learn. In Montessori, Angeline Stoll Lillard shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori. Lillard presents the research behind eight insights that are foundations of Montessori education, describing how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom. In reading this book, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, more important, why it happens and why it works. Lillard, however, does much more than explain the scientific basis for Montessori’s system: Amid the clamor for evidence-based education, she presents the studies that show how children learn best, makes clear why many traditional practices come up short, and describes an ingenious alternative that works. Now with a foreword by Renilde Montessori, the youngest grandchild of Maria Montessori, Montessori offers a wealth of insights for anyone interested in education.
Sheila Wolfe, DCSM Curriculum Director

(303) 387-5671   sheila.wolfe@dcsdk12.org

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