If we decided that the purpose of education should be to help every child’s brain reach it’s highest developmental potential, we would have to radically rethink school.
The task seems insurmountable, yet this work has already been done. In fact, it was done over a hundred years ago.
When examined through the lens of environmental enrichment and brain development, Montessori education presents a radically different–and radically effective–educational approach that may be the best method we’ve got to ensure the optimal cognitive, social, and emotional development of ever child.
This lecture was recorded on December 7, 2011, at Crossway Community in Kensington, MD. Crossway is a pioneering and entrepreneurial nonprofit organization offering an integrated, evidence-based approach to reducing poverty and creating social change. It offers an incredibly effective, humane, and human approach to helping families in need.
If you enjoyed this lecture, please visit crossway-community.org/, click the “Support Us” link, and make a donation to help support their extraordinary work.
Crossway maintains a deep belief that every individual and family is capable of success when equipped with a set of educational, professional, and personal tools. Their programs are evidence-based and need-based, and assist their students in cultivating the skills necessary to succeed in today's economy and society. The programs and services Crossway Community provides are delivered through through three distinct but collaborative entities: the Family Leadership Academy, the Crossway Montessori Programs, and the Community Lifelong Learning Center. You really owe it to yourself to check them out!
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