What matters is to mix the ages; our schools show that children of different ages help one another...there is a communication between the two that one seldom finds between the adult and the small child.

Montessori in Action

But how does it work? -- if you're not able to observe Montessori in action it can seem mysterious, conceptual and different from what you know. Want to learn more about Maria Montessori's educational methods and how it's practiced today? Here are some short videos and posts that discuss how Montessori works. 

Watch

A video of students working in a Montessori classroom - here

How Montessori's peace education works - here

How Montessori works for the very young - a video on collaboration and independence - here

How is Montessori relevant today? - here

Montessori in the elementary years - here

Read

Montessori Information Every parent Should Know - an article explaining methods, myths, and terms - here

Five important differences between traditional and Montessori elementary education - here

Montessori terms explained - here

How to practice Montessori at home - here

Beyond

How an integrated school - one with children of mixed economic, social, and racial backgrounds - can help children's development - here

A list of linked research articles on the effects of Montessori education - here