Montessori in the News
Here is a sampling of recent news stories, both local and national, about Montessori education. If you see a news item on the web that isn't included here,
please let us know. The Post Oak School
Our head of school's response to a New York Times story about juvenile diabetes, October 26, 2015.
Post Oak student meets physicist Stephen Hawking, Oscar nominated actor, February 22, 2015 by ABC Channel 13 Eyewitness News. (Video) 7-year-old Post Oak student and space enthusiast
wins WIRED's Hawking competition, December 10, 2014 on Wired.co.uk.
Post Oak High School’s Odyssey Trip in the West University Buzz, September 10, 2014.
Students at Post Oak's High School convert a gasoline vehicle into an electric vehicle on PBS NewsHour, April 2014.
Think All High Schools Are The Same? Think Again. (PDF), April 3, 2013, Press release
Museum District a study playground for new high school, March 28, 2013, Houston Chronicle
High School Gets Down to Business (PDF), February 27, 2013, Press release
Post Oak High School Open House (PDF), December 5, 2012, Press release
High School Studies Politics and Hot Air (PDF), October 19, 2012, Press release
Second campus for Post Oak High School, Association Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA)
Post Oak High School Open House (PDF), June 5, 2012, Press release
Post Oak High School Spring Preview (PDF), May 8, 2012, Press release
Post Oak High School Open House (PDF), March 5, 2012, Press release "
Montessori High School offers new architectural model for education," October 29, 2011, CultureMap "
School turns Museum District into a classroom," September 25, 2011, Houston Chronicle "
Museum District location revealed for new Post Oak High School," September 22, 2011, The Examiner "
New Montessori High School Taking Over Museum District Linen Warehouse," September 22, 2011, Swamplot "
Post Oak School to add high school program," August 4, 2010, River Oaks Examiner "
United Way member [Post Oak Board Chair Bob Harvey] earns honor for service, help during the storms," May 17, 2010, Houston Chronicle Head of School John Long featured on the PBS program "
Profile with Greg Scheinman," May 6, 2010 "
The business of education: Profile spotlights Montessori master John Long,"on Culturemap.com May 6, 2010 "
Lending a helping hand," Post Oak students raise money for Haiti, from the March 2010 edition of magazine, pg. 30 [PDF] The Bellaire Buzz "
Helping Haiti relief efforts takes many forms at area schools," from the February 3, 2010 edition of [PDF] The Bellaire Examiner "
Kids donate bake sale money to Red Cross," from January 28 newscast on Houston's Fox News Channel 26 (Windows Media File] "
Students raise $4,500 for Haiti," from the January 28 newscast on Houston's ABC Channel 13 [ Windows Media File] or [ PDF] "
Montessori Education in Houston" featured on KUHF Houston Public Radio (NPR affiliate), February 16, 2009. "
Head Of School for The Post Oak School in Bellaire Participating in Annual AMI Conference" from the February 12, 2009 edition of InstantNewsBellaire.com. "
Steady skating to U.S. championships," from the December 13, 2007 issue of , cites two Post Oak alumnae The West University Examiner "
Visible means of support," from the September 7, 2007 Examiner, shows the bonds formed at the Middle School's year-opening retreat. "
Unique view," from the March 29, 2007 Examiner, commemorates Post Oak's sponsorship of the Montessori Centenary traveling exhibit. "
Montessori teaching method turns 100," from the January 19, 2007 Examiner, quotes Post Oak staff. The Montessori Centenary Steering Committee's
message board has photos from September 8, 2006 of Post Oak's centenary decorations. "
Age appropriate," from the August 30, 2006 Examiner, shows life in Infant Community. "
Time for reflection," from the May 24, 2006 Examiner, records a moment from the Middle School's peace trip to Washington, DC. "
Never too young," from the May 10, 2006 Examiner, investigates Post Oak's biennial opera. "
Ready to ride," from the April 28, 2006 Examiner, praises the Middle School's MS 150 fundraising effort. "
Sharing traditions," from the December 21, 2005 Examiner, includes a photograph of seasonal celebrations in the Infant Community. "
Spear-ited toss" and " Middle schoolers study ancient culture from 2 vantage points," from the November 8, 2005 Examiner, describe activities from the Middle School's Crow Canyon archaeology trip. "
Schools pitch in to aid evacuees," from the September 7, 2005 Examiner, references Post Oak's post-Katrina relief efforts. "
Making a commitment," from the August 31, 2005 Examiner, includes a picture of the Middle School's year-opening retreat. "
Post Oak School pupils visit Coexistence exhibit, artist," from the May 19, 2005 Examiner, describes an Upper Elementary field trip. Scientific Studies
How to think like a genius: The Montessori Method by Roberta Ness, author of Genius Unmasked in the Houston Chronicle .
Corporate Kindergarten: How A Montessori Mindset Can Transform Your Business from Forbes
Growth of Public Montessori in the United States: 1975-2014 from the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector.
Maria Montessori and the History of Montessori Education interactive timeline.
A Montessori Morning captured on video
Montessori Through the Eyes of a Scientist by Mario Valle, a scientist specializing in the visualization of data at the Swiss National Supercomputing Center. He identifies five ideas common to the worlds of scientific inquiry and Montessori education.
The Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School in the news
The Montessori Observer
The Christian Science Monitor asks, Does Montessori's 'child-centered' method work?
Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools in The Christian Science Monitor
10-year-old girl's molecular creation is an inspiration
Montessori students in the three-star kitchen: details of a partnership between a restaurant and Montessori school.
Succeeding at their own pace from The Boston Globe writer Alex Beam on the Montessori approach and its famous alumni.
Our kids' glorious new age of distraction from Salon contributor Thomas Rogers states: "Interesting that when our best thinkers think about how to make creative and innovative thinking part of our schools, they automatically think of Montessori education."
KERA Think interview with André Roberfroid, President of Association Montessori Internationale "
Is Montessori the origin of Google and Amazon?" asks business author Steve Denning in a Forbes blog post as a follow up to his article Wakeup Call for the Gates Foundation: Think Bigger!" "My three children attend a Montessori school." So begins the five-minute animated video
"Montessori Madness!" by Trevor Eisler: a study in contrasts between Montessori classrooms and conventional education. "Superwoman was already here," writes Montessori parent Daniel Petter-Lipstein. "And she gave us a superb educational model to end the
Race to Nowhere." Read the blog post. "
Montessori builds innovators," says Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management. His article appeared in Harvard Business Review. "
Girls inspired to fill buckets with donations for oil-soaked birds," from the November 21, 2007 issue of , describes a group of Upper Elementary girls who helped in a local disaster. The San Francisco Chronicle "
Schools mark a century of pupil independence" from the January 6, 2007 issue of , commemorates the Montessori Centenary. The San Francisco Chronicle "
Montessori, Now 100, Goes Mainstream" from the January 2, 2007 issue of , does likewise. The Washington Post In "
Game Master," from the November 6, 2006 issue of magazine, award-winning videogame designer Will Wright (of New Yorker The Sims) gives credit to his Montessori education. See also " The Long Zoom,", from the October 8, 2006 issue of , describing Wright's latest game ( The New York Times Spore) and its potential connections to education. "
Madam Montessori" from the September 2002 issue of magazine, looks at Montessori's history and at current practice. Smithsonian
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