Successful technology innovators and entrepreneurs trace their roots back to Montessori education early in life.
Forbes: The Future of Education Was Invented in 1906
Montessori education was so groundbreaking because it was the first scientific education method, according to the author.
Guardian UK: How Google’s Larry Page Became a Responsible Entrepreneur
CEO cites Montessori education as one of the influences that shaped his world view and made him a change agent.
Business Insider: 7 Tech Innovators Who Became Wildly Successful After Attending Montessori School
The New York Times’ Parenting’s Guide to Early Education | August 20, 2019 | Melinda Wenner Moyer “Montessori preschool classrooms usually look quite different from ‘traditional’ preschool classrooms. For one thing, kids ages 3 to 6 all work in the same room, so the younger ones can learn from their elders and the older children can develop a sense of leadership and authority.”
“Dr. Montessori based her educational philosophies, including the materials and classroom setup she developed, on her scientific observations. She discerned six distinct stages of development – birth to age three, age three to six, age six to nine, age nine to 12, age 12 to 15 and age 15 to 18 – and thought that children’s learning progresses naturally during these development stages rather than by grade level.”
The New York Times details findings that indicate the significant cognitive benefits of preschool programs like Montessori, integrating academics, rich language, and math concepts alongside creative play and Kindergarten readiness.
Though Dr. Maria Montessori’s techniques were originally formulated for children’s education, her core philosophy was centered around the science of life. As such, parallels have been seen between the Montessori approach and newly-emergent, advanced managerial strategies, prioritizing autonomy and purpose over command and control. This mythology has been proven successful by individuals Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales.
Quartz discusses the implementation of adaptive learning into preexisting educational systems and technology.
Harvard Business Review argues on behalf of integrating Montessori methods in public schools.