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Resources & Recommended Reading

 

WORKS BY OR ABOUT MONTESSORI:

The Absorbent Mind – Maria Montessori
Discovery of the Child – Maria Montessori
From Childhood to Adolescence – Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method – Maria Montessori
The Secret of Childhood – Maria Montessori
Montessori – A Modern Approach – Paula Polk Lillard
Montessori Today- Paula Polk Lillard
Maria Montessori: A Biography – Rita Kramer
Montessori: The Science behind the Genius- Angeline Stoll Lillard and An Vu
Basic Ideas of Educational Theory – Maria Montessori
Montessori Read and Write: A Parent’s Guide to Literacy for Children – Lynne Lawrence
Let My Children Work – John Blessington
The Montessori Controversy – John Chattin-McNichols


YOUNGER CHILDREN:

Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years – Elizabeth Hainstock and Lee Davis
Positive Discipline – Jane Nelson
Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences – Howard Gardner
Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice – Howard Gardner
The Magic Years – Selma H. Fraiberg
A Mind at a Time – Mel Levine
The Hurried Child – David Elkind
Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
I Wonder What’s Out There: A Vision of the Universe for Primary Classses – Joanne Alex and Aline Wolf


OLDER CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADOLESCENTS:

Teaching Montessori in the Home: The School Years – Elizabeth G. Hainstock
Children of the Universe, Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary Classroom – D’Neil and Michael Duffy
Get a Clue!: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with Your Preteen – Ellen Rosenberg
The Roller Coaster Years: Raising Your Child through the Maddening yet Magical Middle School Years - Charlene Gianettit and Margaret Sagarese
The Primal Teen: What New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids – Barbara Strauch
What’s the Big Secret: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys – Lauire Krasny Brown, Ed.D. and Marc Brown
It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health – Robie Harris


LEARNING AND LEARNING DIFFERENCES:

The Myth of Laziness – Mel Levine, M.D.
A Mind at a Time – Mel Levine, M.D.
Raising Resilient Children -  Robert Brooks, Ph.D. and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? – Jude Welton
Driven to Distraction – Edward Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.
The Gift of ADHD – Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D.
Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner – Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D.
When You Live With a Messie – Sandra Felton


PARENTING RESOURCES ON MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY:

Common Sense Media
Connect Safely
Family Technology Check List
Toolbox for Safety, Trust, Awareness and Respect


EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES:
Britannica Online (login vms/vmsinfo)
Funderstanding
Khan Academy

 

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