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A Montessori podcast for parents and teachers about raising children and educating students while bettering ourselves alongside them

Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy Jesse McCarthy

    • Kids & Family

A Montessori podcast for parents and teachers about raising children and educating students while bettering ourselves alongside them

    Put your child to work

    Put your child to work

    Society today is filled with fake kitchens and fake tools for children at home, and with meaningless busywork and bubble tests for students in school.
    It's time for a shift in our values.

    • 35 min
    How to Raise Successful People with Esther Wojcicki

    How to Raise Successful People with Esther Wojcicki

    "I had this goal: I wanted my kids to be independent." Esther Wojcicki
    Meet Esther, the star teacher known as "Woj" to her loving students in Palo Alto and the mom of three very successful children: Susan, CEO of YouTube; Anne, Cofounder/CEO of 23andMe; and Janet, an anthropologist and associate professor of pediatrics.
    Esther is also a big fan of Montessori.
    The Montessori Education Podcast with Jesse McCarthy | https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/how-to-raise-successful-people-with-esther-wojcicki

    • 51 min
    Who said it?

    Who said it?

    Some very famous people went to Montessori school as children, and they actually talk pretty highly about its impact on their lives.
    I wanted to share a few of these individuals with you but thought I’d do it in a different way, by playing a little game, if you’re up for it...
    Episode page: https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/who-said-it

    • 19 min
    Music in Montessori with Sanford Jones

    Music in Montessori with Sanford Jones

    The talented, sweet-hearted Mr. Sanford Jones discusses all things music and Montessori — from his 50+ years in education — while also playing songs on the piano live for us all.
    If you’re a parent or a Montessori teacher who loves music or who is even just curious about it in children’s (and our own) lives, you won’t want to miss this discussion.
    See episode page for notes and photos: https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/music-in-montessori

    • 48 min
    Independence - Could Your Child Ride This Subway?

    Independence - Could Your Child Ride This Subway?

    Giving children and students a bit more space to be independent, at whatever age...

    • 7 min
    Is Montessori just for little kids? A close look at Montessori elementary

    Is Montessori just for little kids? A close look at Montessori elementary

    50-year-veteran teacher Debby Thompson shares her insights into Montessori elementary.
    Topics range from academics and “Cosmic education” to independence and rules in the Montessori elementary classroom, with many challenging questions answered along the way:
    -What is the difference between Montessori preschool / kindergarten and Montessori elementary?
    -How do Montessori elementary teachers get children to do work?
    -What happens in Montessori elementary if/when a child is bored?
    -What happens with children who didn’t have Montessori in preschool and kindergarten?

    • 42 min

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