The Montessori White Papers


Science and Montessori in plain English.

 

 

The Montessori White Papers is White Paper Press' first publicationThe purpose of the white papers is to provide greater understanding of Montessori education at all program levels and to challenge our society's concept of “school.” With more and more parents understanding what Montessori education can do for their children, our hope is that they come together to convince policy makers to dismantle the antiquated industrial framework in which public (and much of private!) education is situated.

Two volumes of The Montessori White Papers are published each year, for a total of 10 papers per year. Topics per volume vary. All papers correlate scientific research with the Montessori method in an easy to understand, jargonless, and conversational voice in an inviting reader format.

Papers are provided in PDF and Word formats to organizational subscribers, allowing them to simply print and distribute or embed the papers into emails or marketing brochures. A summary of key points and a reference list with links to each reference are also provided in each paper.

Volume 1:

  • EDUCATION FOR THE 21st CENTURY ECONOMY, by Maurcio Flores, JD
  • MONTESSORI AND CREATIVITY, by Laura Flores Shaw, MS
  • MONTESSORI AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS, by Steve Hughes, PhD
  • HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS LEARNING? by Laura Flores Shaw, MS
  • CONCENTRATION: THE KEY TO BUILDING A BETTER BRAIN, by Steve Hughes, PhD & Laura Flores Shaw, MS

Volume 2:

  • READING AND THE BRAIN, PART 1: DEVELOPING THE READING CIRCUIT,
    by Laura Flores Shaw, MS
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOLS HELP CHILDREN EXPOSED TO TRAUMA,
    by Jacqueline Cossentino, EdD 
  • BORN TO MOVE, PART 1: MOVEMENT AND COGNITION, by
    Deborah Ely Budding, PhD
    Laura Flores Shaw, MS
  • MONTESSORI AND PLAY
    by Laura Flores Shaw, MS
  • MONTESSORI AND THE SYSTEMS WORLDVIEW,
    by Laura Flores Shaw, MS

Volume 3 (authored by Laura Flores Shaw, MS):

  • MONTESSORI: HELPING ME TO DIFFERENTIATE MY SELF
  • FOSTERING SELF-DIFFERENTIATION THROUGH MOVEMENT
  • FOSTERING SELF-DIFFERENTIATION THROUGH EMOTION COACHING
  • TOGETHERNESS
  • WHAT IT MEANS TO "FOLLOW THE CHILD"

Below are sample pages from the Montessori and Creativity white paper in PDF format. Word versions do not include illustrations but, of course, organizational subscribers should feel free to use their own!

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School or Training Center Subscriptions

 

With your school or training center $295 annual subscription, you are purchasing the license to provide the white papers to prospective and current parents, teachers, teacher trainees, administrative staff, or anyone else interested in learning more about the science behind Montessori. All white papers may be reprinted in brochures and newsletters or simply printed and handed out directly. However, no white papers may be posted to the Internet or shared with other Montessori schools, training centers, or other organizations for distribution to their constituents.

In addition to being an advocacy tool, The Montessori White Papers can also be used to:

  • Attract and retain students.
  • Help parents understand Montessori from a scientific perspective.
  • Train teachers to answer parent questions using the science behind Montessori;
  • Train admissions directors to better explain Montessori to prospective parents;
  • Build relationships with local universities and researchers;
  • Create parent educationals.

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Each white paper includes:

  • a streaming audio version of the paper
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  • links to all references

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Individual White Paper Volumes for Purchase


The Montessori White Papers 
are also available for individual purchase in paperback or eBook formats.

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