1. Getting Education Reform out of the Box

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    Presented on February 18, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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    • Life, the Universe, and Everything: Montessori in the Elementary Years

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      Your child loves his or her Montessori preschool, and you are probably now congratulating yourself on having chosen well, even if a little blindly. In the Montessori early learning environment, your child has built a great foundation for a lifetime of learning and achievement. As your child matures out of the period that Montessori described as “the absorbent mind,” and into the period of “the reasoning mind,” are you wondering what lies ahead? The Montessori elementary environment challenges developing cognitive skills and fosters collaboration, debate, problem-solving, creativity, and exploration of the interdependent systems that comprise our world. Learn how Montessori in the elementary years supports academic, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development as your child discovers “life, the universe and everything” (90 minutes). Presented at Riverlands Montessori School in Perth, Western Australia, on 2 September 2014.

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      • Modern Parenting: Tips, Tricks, and Traps. Sydney, Australia.

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        Presented in Sydney, Australia. September 14, 2009.

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        • Building Better Brains: The Neurological Case for Montessori Education

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          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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          • Why 20th Century Education won’t work in the 21st Century and what we can do about it

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            Presented at Williamsburg Montessori School, January 13, 2011.

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            • Prove It

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              For the Montessori movement to gain ground, it will be necessary to do more than just repeat the same old assertions. You know what you have to offer, but skeptics and policy makers will only be convinced by hard data. Dr. Montessori was a brilliant scientist, and scientific methods are a part of the legacy that all Montessorians can rightfully claim. So what kind of scientific methods can you use to show how your school is benefiting children? The principles of good educational program evaluation are straightforward and well within the capabilities of any Montessori school administrator. The tools you need are out there. In this presentation, you will learn a number of different approaches and assessment instruments that you can start using right now to help demonstrate--with hard data--the value of your work.

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              • "Good at Doing Things"

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                Dr. Steve Hughes presents his talk "Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education at Higher Order Cognitive Functions" at Nokomis Montessori Shool in St. Paul, Minnesota. March 24, 2009.

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                • GoodAtDoingThings: Montessori Education and Higher-order Cognitive Functions

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                  In this highly visual, rapid-paced and entertaining talk, Dr. Hughes describes how Maria Montessori's brain-based approach to education provides an unparalleled foundation for the development of academic, social, and executive functions critical for advanced problem solving and lifetime success. He shows how Montessori education parallels what we now know about brain development and fosters the development of advanced cognitive functions, social cognition, and such higher-order competencies as empathy and leadership.

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                  • Montessori Outcomes in Preparation for Adulthood

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                    Steve Hughes, AMI-USA Refresher Course presentation to Adolescent teachers, sponsored by NAMTA. Download a PDF of these slides from http://tinyurl.com/HughesNamta2012.

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                    • İlk İz Montessori Okulu - Çocuklarımızın Problem Davranışlarıyla Baş Edebilmek Semineri

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                      22 Kasım 2014 tarihinde Psikolog Başak Kuzucu ile gerçekleştirdiğimiz seminerimizin video kaydı. 22 Kasım 2014 Cumartesi günü saat:11:00-13:00 arasında gerçekleştireceğimiz “Atölye Çalışması” ile işte bu problem davranışları ele almak istiyoruz anne-babalarla… Hangi davranışları “problem davranış” kapsamında değerlendirebiliriz? Çocuklarımızda gözlediğimiz problem davranışların kaynağı neler olabilir? Ne yapsak ne etsek de bu davranışları “problem” olmaktan kurtarsak? Bu sorulara birlikte düşünerek, değerlendirerek, tartışarak, örneklendirerek yanıt bulmak için gerçekleştirdiğimiz seminerimizin video kaydını izleyebilirsiniz. Etkinliklerimizden haberdar olmak için https://www.facebook.com/ilkizkres adresini takip edebilirsiniz.

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