We were fortunate enough to have a conversation with Maren Schmidt about her wonderful new book. Through a series of exchanges, going back-and-forth, we’re more than happy to share our dialogue here. We hope you enjoy! What is unique about “Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents” is that it offers a comprehensive guide for parents, from the […]
Congratulations on the recent success of Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education. You have managed to breathe fresh air into what is often perceived as the rather insular and self-enclosed world of a Montessori classroom. To what can you attribute this triumph? Luck. It all goes back to the lucky moment […]
In advance of the podcast, we had formulated the direction of our conversation thus. Q: Maria Montessori proposes, in The Secret of Childhood, that the ‘creative urge of life’ is, essentially, love. She has a peculiar phrase for this particular articulation: she names it an “intelligence of love”. Later, in The Absorbent Mind, Montessori posits […]
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