Monday, December 5, 2011
Montessori to the rescue
Jack Creeden spoke to board chairs of ISAS schools. Prestigious private independent schools. Topic: "Trustee Governance: Beyond the Basics".
After speaking about the threats to traditional private schools (on-line learning, charter schools, home schooling), here was his first ray of hope:
Don’t Despair, Montessori to the
Rescue (B.Globe, 8.26.11)
Wikipedia founder – Jimmy Wales
Amazon.com – Jeff Bezos
SimCity – Will Wright
Google – Larry Page & Sergey Brin
“Brain research shows that all the characteristics
Internet entrepreneurs value – divergent and
innovative thinking, intellectual self reliance . . .
are the primary focus of Montessori classroom.
Mistakes are opportunities to learn.”