I found the following video fascinating because it approaches Montessori education from the viewpoint of neuroscience and brain development. In the video, Dr. Steve Hughes, a pediatric neuropsychologist, talks about Montessori education while accompanied by Montessori images. He advocates Montessori as a method of education, saying:
Education should be about the development of the person . . . not about knowing things, specific discrete facts.
He says that Maria Montessori
anticipated so much of what we know about neuroscience, brain development, optimal models of education.
Montessori education also has benefits on areas such as socialization. Dr. Hughes discusses Angeline Lillard’s research of Montessori children, which showed
clear differences in basically how kind they were to one another and how collaborative they were in their style of play.
What did you like best about the video?