News & Resources

Here at MISD we are committed to serving the locals in our community. However, our inspiration is taken from far-reaching corners of the globe and a range of academic disciplines, from neuroscience to psychology.  In fact, nothing grounds the authenticity of our practice like integrating our approach with modern developments in the world around us.  We’ll keep you abreast of helpful resources and exciting news/research here.

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VIDEOS and FILMS:

Film trailer: The Beginning of Life, directed by Estella Renner

TED Talk: Turning Some Ideas on their Head by Dr. Adele Diamond

TED Talk: The Linguistic Genius of Babies by Patricia Kuhl

TED Talk: Bring on the Revolution by Sir Ken Robinson

TED Talk: Schools Kill Creativity by Sir Ken Robinson

TED Talk: Changing Education Paradigms by Sir Ken Robinson

 

Selected Screencasts by Dr. Steve Hughes

Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks

Google Founders Talk Montessori

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MISD BLOG:
http://misdlj.blogspot.com/

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PRESS RELEASES:
AMI Montessori Teacher Training to be Offered in Irvine (download PDF)
MISD Children’s House Upper Elementary Program Announcement (download PDF)

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ARTICLES:

Entrevista con Silvia C. Dubovoy (Español) – Download PDF
Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job!” by Alfie Kohn
New York Times: Parents Urged Again to Limit TV For Youngest
New York Times: Too Much Praise is No Good for Toddlers
The Guardian: Childhood stimulation key to brain development

 

BOOKS & AUTHORS:
Montessori:  The Science behind the Genius by Angeline Lillard
“What’s Going on in There?”:  How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Elliot
Jane Healy

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WEBSITES:
North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA)
Assocation Montessori International/USA ————-