The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

On The Essence Of Maria Montessori

“The radical idea at the heart of Montessori’s method was not that children learn by play but that adults prevent them from learning by interrupting them.”


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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