Montessori is not a system for training children in academic studies.
It is a revolutionary method of observing and supporting the natural development of children. Montessori educational practice helps children develop creativity, problem solving, social, and time-management skills, to contribute to society and the environment, and to become fulfilled persons in their particular time and place on Earth. The basis of Montessori practice in the classroom is respected individual choice of research and work, and uninterrupted concentration rather than group lessons led by an adult. (International Montessori Index)
What is Montessori?
How to identify a real Montessori school as reported on Global TV in Toronto, Canada.
Tens of thousands of Montessori schools around the world are celebrating this vibrant educational reform movement's first 100 years. This is a recording of a talk given by Montessori Foundation President, Tim Seldin, to Montessori educators on the outcomes of a Montessori education that we typically see in children by age twelve.
Association Montessori International
North American Montessori Teacher's Association
American Montessori Society
Information about Maria Montessori and her method:
Maria Montessori, MD (1870-1952)