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“Observing in the Classroom”, Tomorrow’s Child by Margot Garfield-Anderson

“What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades”, The New York Times article by Maria Konnikova,

“The Future Of Education Was Invented In 1906,” Forbes article by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The Montessori Mafia,” Wall Street Journal article by Peter Sims.

Montessori Builds Innovators,” by Andrew McAfee in the Harvard Business Review.

“What do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin and Peter Drucker have in common?” by Glenn Rifkin in Briefings on Talent & Leadership Magazine.

In The Christian Science Monitor, writer Eoin O’Carroll asks, “Does Montessori’s ‘Child-Centered’ Method Work?”

Succeeding At Their Own Pace,” by Alex Beam of The Boston Globe on the Montessori approach and its famous alumni.

“Is Montessori the Origin of Google and Amazon?” by business author Steve Denning in a Forbes blog post as a follow up to his article, Wakeup Call for the Gates Foundation: Think Bigger!”

“Montessori, Now 100, Goes Mainstream,” from the January 2, 2007 issue of The Washington Post

In “Game Master,” from the November 6, 2006 issue of New Yorker magazine, award-winning videogame designer Will Wright (of The Sims) gives credit to his Montessori education

“Maria Montessori and 10 Famous Graduates from her Schools,” by Chris Gaylord in The Christian Science Monitor

“Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius,” Chapter 1 (PDF), by Angeline Stoll Lillard

Ruffing in the News

“Vel Scott: Full Circle – A Healthy Respect for Roots Nourishes Both Body and Soul,” by Jeff Hagan, Edible Cleveland  Winter 2012 issue.

Scientific Studies

The Early Years: Evaluating Montessori Education,” published in the September 29, 2006 Science magazine, found significant advantages for Montessori over traditional education.

Two studies by Dr. Kevin Rathunde (University of Utah) appeared in 2005: “The Social Context of Middle School: Teachers, Friends, and Activities in Montessori and Traditional School Environments” and “Middle School Students’ Motivation and Quality of Experience: A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional School Environments.”

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