"Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence."
"The main thing I learned there is that the world is a really interesting place,
and one that should be explored. "
~Andrew McAfee, co-director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy
in the MIT Sloan School of Management on his experience in a Montessori school
Harvard Business Review: Montessori Build Innovators
The world is a really interesting place, and one that should be explored. Can there be any better foundation for an innovator in training?
Wall Street Journal: The Montessori Mafia
Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia.
Forbes: The Future of Education Was Invented in 1906
Montessori education was so groundbreaking because it was the first scientific education method, according to the author.
Business Insider: 7 Tech Innovators Who Became Wildly Successful After Attending Montessori School
Successful technology innovators and entrepreneurs trace their roots back to Montessori education early in life.
Korn/Ferry Institute: What do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin, and Peter Drucker have in common?
When it comes to producing creative business leaders, a Montessori education has proven to be a potent predictor of future success.
Harvard Business Review: How Do Innovators Think?
The most innovative entrepreneurs were very lucky to have been raised in an atmosphere where inquisitiveness was encouraged… A number of them also went to Montessori schools, where they learned to follow their curiosity.
Science Journal: Evaluating Montessori Education
Montessori education provides better outcomes than traditional methods, according to study published in the journal Science.
Will Wright, Montessori Grad and Creator of SimCity & Spore
[Kids] can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than having a teacher explain stuff to you. And when kids discover these things on their own, what they learn sticks with them so much more.
Watch Will Wright's TED talk here.