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    The Montessori Comeback

    Because Montessori schools are often associated with progressive suburbanites and well-to-do private schools, many people don’t know that Dr. Maria Montessori originally developed her pedagogical approach while running a school for some of the poorest children in Rome. Unfortunately, with the exception of some Montessori magnet schools created as part of desegregation initiatives in the 1960s […]

    What to Know About Montessori Preschools

    They’re popular, but how do they differ from conventional nursery schools? This story was originally published on Aug. 20, 2019 in NYT Parenting.   The first time I walked into a Montessori preschool classroom six years ago, I thought to myself, what is this sorcery? The materials were beautiful but unfamiliar; the room seemed eerily […]