Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Montessori Reading List

The following books are on my Must Read list for learning about Montessori.

The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori (Philosophy)

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, Angeline Stoll Lillard (Philosophy) *statistics--need I say more?

A Bag of Tricks, Greg Nelsen (Classroom Leadership) *Very valuable to the novice teacher

The Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori (Philosophy)

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work, E.M. Standing

Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori

The Montessori Method, Maria Montessori

Spontaneous Activity in Education, Maria Montessori

Montessori: A Modern Approach, Paula Polk Lillard

The Montessori Way, Tim Seldin & Paul Epstein *Great photos & information!

Essential Montessori, Elizabeth G. Hainstock *Quick read to loan to friends that want to learn about Montessori in a nutshell.

Nurturing the Spirit in Non-Sectarian Classrooms, Aline Wolf

The Hidden Hinge, Rosa Covington Packard *Out of Print, I finally found a copy through Better World Books (hooray for me!)

The Tao of Montessori, Catherine McTamaney *Great book for the experienced teacher & very inspiring!

Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook, Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori – A Biography, Rita Kramer

Think of Something Quiet, Clare Cherry *Out of Print, but available on Amazon, I use this as a required text for Montessori Early Childhood Classroom Leadership.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the list. I am a parent, not a teacher but am always wanting to learn more. You have listed a couple of books that I have skipped - you have inspired me to go back and read them!