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The costs of books ranges from $200-$300 depending on which books Adult Learners choose to purchase for their own library, and whether the books are used or new.

 

INTRODUCTION TO MONTESSORI/EARLY CHILDHOOD OVERVIEW

Rita Kramer:  Maria Montessori: A Biography

Maria Montessori:  The Secret of Childhood

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn (available from ParentChildPress.com)

INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAM

REQUIRED: To be read BEFORE the training program starts!!!  PLEASE NOTE: YOU SHOULD START READING AS SOON AS YOU DECIDE TO ENROLL IN OUR PROGRAM. THERE WILL BE AN ASSIGNMENT FROM UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BEING DUE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. READ MONTESSORI FROM THE START, UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BEING, AND THE SECRET OF CHILDHOOD FIRST.  THEN KEEP GOING!!

Assignments from these books will be given in advance of the first session and during the course.

Deb Ahola and Abbe Kovacki: Observation and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual

Paula Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jensen: Montessori from the Start

Silvana Q. Montanaro, MD: Understanding the Human Being (Spanish version is available on Amazon)  

Maria Montessori: The Absorbent Mind (Spanish version available upon request) Please note: the Barnes and Noble version of this book is an inaccurate translation and should not be purchased for our purposes.  

Maria Montessori: The Secret of Childhood

Virginia Varga: Ask Ginny  (purchase from CME|NY on site)

Susan Mayclin Stephenson: The Joyful Child - Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

Lise Eliot, Ph.D: What's Going on in There: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

Louis Kaplan: Oneness and Separateness

Barbara Kovach and Denise Da Ros-Voseles: Being with Babies

Alfie Kohn: Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Maria Montessori: The Formation of Man

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn (available from ParentChildPress.com)

 

RECOMMENDED:

Rita Kramer:  Maria Montessori:  A Biography

Paula Lillard:  Maria Montessori -- A Modern Approach

Paula Lillard: Montessori Today:  A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood

Maria Montessori: What you Should Know about your Child

Aline Wolf:  Nurturing the Spirit

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

REQUIRED: To be read before the training program in the following order.  Assignments on these books will be due during the first week of the summer program.

Maria Montessori: The Discovery of the Child

Maria Montessori: The Secret of Childhood

Maria Montessori: The Absorbent Mind

Paula Lillard: Maria Montessori--A Modern Approach

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn (ParentChildPress.com)

E.M. Standing: Maria Montessori, Her Life & Work

Rita Kramer: Maria Montessori: A Biography

Aline Wolf: Nurturing the Spirit

 

RECOMMENDED:

Michael Duffy:  Math Works: Montessori math and the developing brain

Michael and D’Neil Duffy: Children of the Universe Cosmic Education

A.D. Wolf: Our Peaceful Classroom

Sonnie McFarland: Honoring the Light of the Child

Joseph Chilton Pearce: The Biology of Transcendence

Rudolf Dreikurs: Children: The Challenge

David Elkind: The Hurried Child

Jane Healy: Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development

Paula Lillard & Lynn Jessen: Montessori from the Start

Jane Nelson: Positive Discipline or Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

Adele Faber: How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk

John Chattin McNichols: The Montessori Controversy

Angeline Stoll Lillard: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

Nancy Rambusch: Learning How to Learn

K. Apel and Maserson: Beyond Baby Talk: from speaking to spelling

B. Beebe and Lachmann: The Origins of Attachment

S.M. Carlson: Individual Difference in Executive Functioning and Theory of the Mind

E. Galinsky: Mind in the Making

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot: Essential Conversation

 

ADMINISTRATOR COURSE

You will be emailed a list of selective reading/viewing assignments upon enrollment to prepare for your training, depending on which Part or Parts of the Course you will be taking.

The following is the Bibliography for important books for your library.

 Aguilar, Elena. The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation. Print.

 Badaracco, Joseph. Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School, 2002. Print.

 Bradberry, Travis, and Jean Greaves. Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Print.

 Chattin-McNichols, John. The Montessori Controversy. Albany, NY: Delmar, 1992. Print.

 Denning, Stephen. The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010. Print.

 Fisher, Roger, William Ury, and Bruce Patton. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving in. New York, NY: Penguin, 1991. Print.

 Gallo, C. (n.d.). Talk like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds.

 Goleman , Daniel.  Primal Leadership – Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. 2002, Harvard Business Publishing, Boston .

 Helfrich, M. Shannon. Montessori Learning in the 21st Century: A Guide for Parents & Teachers. Troutdale, OR: New Sage, 2011. Print.

 "7 Sources of Improvements in Teaching." How Classroom Life Undermines Reform Inside Teaching. Web.

 "Between Venus and Mars: 7 Traits of True Leaders." Human Chess. 2013. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.

 Kihlstedt, Andrea, and Andy Robinson. Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money: A Cookbook of Easy-to-use Fundraising Exercises. Print.

 Kouzes, James. Posner. Barry.  The Leadership Challenge. Wiley. 2012.

 Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara. The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other. New York: Random House, 2003. Print.

Lencioni, Patrick. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002. Print.

Lillard, Angeline Stoll. Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius. New York: Oxford U, 2007. Print.

Lillard, Paula Polk. Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood. New York: Schocken, 1996. Print.

 Maxwell, John C. The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs. Print.

 Maxwell, John C. The Five Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential. New York: Center Street, 2011. Print.

 McTamaney, Catherine. The Tao of Montessori: Reflections on Compassionate Teaching. New York: Universe Star, 2007. Print.

 Montessori, Maria, and Anne E. George. The Montessori Method. New York: Schocken, 1964. Print.

 Montessori, Maria. The Absorbent Mind. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967. Print. 

"The Toddler Years "A Time of Exuberance and Joy." Montessori Life 2014. Print.

"Montessori and Executive Function | Association Montessori Internationale." Web. 09 Mar. 2016.

 Nelsen, Jane, Lynn Lott, and H. Stephen. Glenn. Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom. Roseville, CA: Prima Pub., 2000. Print.

 Peterson, Kent D., Terrence E. Deal, and Terrence E. Deal. The Shaping School Culture Fieldbook. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002. Print.

 Roach, Arthur. "Fundraising Basics for Private School Facilities." National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities 2009. Print.

 The Most Likely to Succeed. Miller Video, 1982.

 Whitaker, Todd. Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good People from Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers. Bloomington, IN: Triple Nickel, 2012. Print.

 Zepeda, Sally J. Professional Development: What Works. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2008. Print.

 SUGGESTED READING

Paula Polk Lillard:  Maria Montessori – A Modern Approach, 1973, Schocken Books, Inc., NYC

Maria Montessori:  From Childhood to Adolescence, 1973, Schocken Books, Inc., NYC

Rita Kramer:  Maria Montessori: A Biography

Paula Lillard: Montessori Today

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: Learning How to Learn (available from ParentChildPress.com)

John W. Gardner:  On Leadership, 1990, Simon and Schuster, NY

John Chattin-McNichols:  The Montessori Controversy, Delmar Publishers, Inc., Albany, NY

Daniel Goleman:  Primal Leadership – Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, 2002, Harvard Business Publishing, Boston

Daniel Goleman: Social Intelligence, The New Science of Human Relationships, 2006, Bantam Dell Div. of Random House, NY

Peter Block:  Flawless Consulting, A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READINGS FOR ALL LEVELS FOR PROFESSIONAL MONTESSORIANS

John Chattin-McNichols:  The Montessori Controversy (Delmar, NY)

Michael Duffy: Math Works! Montessori Math and the Developing Brain

Michael Duffy & D'Neil Duffy: Children of the Universe

Rita Kramer: Maria Montessori: A Biography

Angeline Lillard: The Science Behind the Genius

Paula Lillard: Montessori Today

Mario Montessori, Jr.: Advanced Montessori Method II

Jane Roland Martin:  The Schoolhome: Rethinking Schools for Changing Families (Harvard, MA)

Margaret Howard Loeffler:  Montessori in Contemporary America (Heinemann, NH)

Maria Montessori:  Education for a New World; Education and Peace;The Formation of Man

Jim and Sonnie McFarland: Montessori Parenting; Unveiling the Authentic Self  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Aline Wolf: Nurturing the Spirit

 

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