Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy
A Montessori podcast for parents and teachers about raising children and educating students while bettering ourselves alongside them
info_outline Screen time, Montessori at home, and one more 09/12/2023
Screen time, Montessori at home, and one more No-nonsense answers to three Montessori parent questions from a live Q&A with Ginni Sackett and Jesse McCarthy: -How much screen time should young children have, if any? -What happens after Montessori school? -How do we do Montessori at home?
info_outline Stop Playing The Game - Gordon McNeill, Elite Educator 06/20/2023
Stop Playing The Game - Gordon McNeill, Elite Educator Former Dean of Students, Head of School and President of the ultra selective $50,000 a year Sage Hill high school talks education and parenting.
info_outline Parent Questions: Independence and Anxiety 05/23/2023
Parent Questions: Independence and Anxiety One child is "too independent," the other has "high anxiety." What to do? Clip from a parent Q&A at a recent live event.. https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/parent-questions-independence-anxiety
info_outline Fantasy and Children 05/02/2023
Fantasy and Children Is fantasy accepted in Montessori, or is it frowned upon, or is it welcomed with open arms? The wonderful returning guest Ms. Ginni Sackett joins us as we dive into fantasy, imagination, pretend play and more in Montessori schools, homes, and beyond. https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/fantasy-children
info_outline 60 Years in Montessori - Mrs. Beverley McGhee 03/21/2023
60 Years in Montessori - Mrs. Beverley McGhee A conversation with one of the most experienced Montessorians alive today. Mrs. Beverley McGhee is 94 years young and began in Montessori in the 1960s, when she and her husband started Alexander Montessori School in Miami, Florida.
info_outline The Reality of Public School (vs Montessori) 02/07/2023
The Reality of Public School (vs Montessori) “I always thought I’d send my kids to public school. But I’m probably not going to do that now.” Andrew, who understandably didn’t want to share his last name for this discussion, has been an elementary school teacher for the past 10 years. But he’s recently started to question if what he and his public-school colleagues are doing is actually helping students — or holding them back. With his own two young children (a toddler and a 5-year-old) now in Montessori school, and their showing incredible growth in it, Andrew believes he just might have found a successful alternative to America’s traditional system which, ironically, he is still a part of. https://www.MontessoriEducation.com
info_outline Montessori Pushback 01/17/2023
Montessori Pushback Taking on critical questions and feedback... -Can children be too confident? Should we be encouraging humility instead? -Are Montessori children stronger academically and socially and emotionally, etc. because they come from higher SES (socio economic status), i.e. from richer families? -Is it better to drill kids in school or allow them to follow their interests? -And more... From The Montessori Education Podcast with Jesse McCarthy | https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/montessori-pushback
info_outline Montessori Learning with Amukta Mahapatra 01/03/2023
Montessori Learning with Amukta Mahapatra "The Montessori child is a constructor, not a consumer ... he’s not waiting to be told things." Get ready for a wonderful discussion with the incredibly experienced Amukta Mahapatra -- 50 years in education -- about how children learn in Montessori environments.
info_outline Montessori "Academics" with Sandra Girlato 11/22/2022
Montessori "Academics" with Sandra Girlato "What's important for us is not to meet the needs of the curriculum. It's to meet the needs of your child." A deep dive into what learning is all about in Montessori school, with trainer Sandra Girlato...
info_outline Interview with Maria Montessori 11/01/2022
Interview with Maria Montessori Maria Montessori talks about her Montessori schools: play vs. work, mixed ages, freedom and discipline -- and more. from The Montessori Education Podcast with Jesse McCarthy | transcript and references at https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/interview-with-maria-montessori
info_outline Montessori School - Why Is My Child Washing Dishes All Day?! 10/11/2022
Montessori School - Why Is My Child Washing Dishes All Day?! A popular TV personality talked trash about Montessori. I decided to answer his complaint.. To watch the video, https://www.montessorieducation.com/podcast/montessori-school-why-is-my-child-washing-dishes-all-day
info_outline Calm in Chaos 09/20/2022
Calm in Chaos What do you do when things get crazy or seemingly out of control with children, whether in school or at home? Long-time Montessori parent, teacher and teacher-trainer Ginni Sackett shares her decades of experience to help bring the calm when all around seems to be chaos.
info_outline Montessori - an Origin Story 08/30/2022
Montessori - an Origin Story One chance day over a century ago, a young doctor named Maria Montessori was sitting in a classroom when she observed a child doing something very unusual. What followed would change the world forever.. “I think my never-to-be-forgotten impression was that experienced by one who has made a discovery.” Maria Montessori
info_outline The Inner Being with Montessori Trainer Zarin Malva 08/09/2022
The Inner Being with Montessori Trainer Zarin Malva Currently guiding teachers and parents in India (Mumbai), Zarin Malva has been working in Montessori education since her early 20s. She is now in her 80s. She has A LOT of wisdom to share about children. A few topics in the discussion: observation; obedience and discipline; freedom within limits; saying sorry; lying.
info_outline The Scientist, The Mountaineer, The Athenian (and La Casa) 07/20/2022
The Scientist, The Mountaineer, The Athenian (and La Casa) Two examples of when things didn't go so well with children, and one when they did. (And a secret.)
info_outline Montessori for Ages 0-3 | with Trainer Gabriela Velazquez 06/28/2022
Montessori for Ages 0-3 | with Trainer Gabriela Velazquez Montessori babies - Montessori infants - Montessori toddlers. What is Montessori for the earliest -- and most developmentally important -- years of life.
info_outline Reading and Writing in Montessori 05/17/2022
Reading and Writing in Montessori A deep dive into reading and writing in a Montessori classroom, as well as some tips for home. A few questions covered in this discussion with 50-year-veteran Montessorian Mary Ellen Maunz: -Are academics even considered important in Montessori? -How are reading and writing taught in a Montessori classroom? -How does Montessori compare to traditional school in reading and writing? -Is there anything parents can do with their children at home to excel in reading and writing?
info_outline Montessori Adolescence (Teenagers), with Paula Lillard Preschlack 04/05/2022
Montessori Adolescence (Teenagers), with Paula Lillard Preschlack What is Montessori like for teenagers (~ages 12 to 18), in middle school and high school?
info_outline Mistakes and their Correction, by Maria Montessori 03/15/2022
Mistakes and their Correction, by Maria Montessori How do we correct children? Maria Montessori has an answer.
info_outline Former Inmate Big Herc Talks Prison, Childhood, and Race 02/23/2022
Former Inmate Big Herc Talks Prison, Childhood, and Race Meet Marcus ‘Big Herc’ Timmons, armed robber turned upright mentor.. “I committed a bank robbery, broad daylight, with guns and ski masks.” Herc was eventually caught and locked up for nine years, and the experience changed his life forever — and for the better. During his time in jail Herc found purpose, eventually recreating himself into the man he is today. In this interview, Herc talks about his growth and shares his take on a few issues that are relevant for all of us: parents, teachers, human beings.
info_outline HISTORY with Professor Daileader 11/23/2021
HISTORY with Professor Daileader "When you're teaching there's nothing but teaching: you're in there, and it's you, and it's history, and it's students -- and everything else falls away." Meet Philip Daileader, star presenter at The Great Courses and lively history professor at William & Mary college