Lanna Montessori is the goal of launching a Montessori-based K-3 primary school in May 2022, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In this process, all aspects of the program will be developed here on this website. Parents and teachers interested in this are welcome to help guide this project.
Everything that we think about childhood development, schooling, learning will be included here, as the goal is to truly think about what a great school would look like. For example, while Montessori is a foundation, there are so many aspects of the world not fully addressed by Montessori. At the same time, there is quite a bit of research done on what are effective elements of learning, and so the most appropriate should be accommodated and incorporated where possible.
- Outcome-based education / objective-based learning
- Three types of learning; ideas, thinking, constructing
- Hattie and visible learning (unfortunately not useful)
- Problem-based learning / inquiry-based learning
- Exercise and physical activities
- Outside environment
- Sensory-motor / kinesthetic, gross motor -- fine motor
- Everyday competencies (washing, eating, dressing, politeness, care)
- Reading, writing, listening, speaking
- Comprehension (first)
Research on Montessori -- not much, see Montessori Education: A review of the evidence base, Nature 2017
- Playful learning, guided play, and didactic learning -- Playful Learning and Montessori Education Lillard, NAMTA Journal, v38 n2 p137-174 Spr 2013. How Montessori is like and unlike playful learning, and how it is like and unlike traditional didactic learning in schools.
How removing non-montessori materials from classrooms increases performance -- An Intervention Study: Removing Supplemented Materials from Montessori Classrooms Associated with Better Child Outcomes
- Montessori math beads
- Montessori supply in India (and elsewhere)
- Montessori R&D includes classroom materials, student and teacher manuals
- Montessori primary guides description of some of the areas of learning and a (defunct) store
- Montessori album a wiki with various montessori materials and activities (some free downloadables), and links for where to buy
- ETC Montessori training materials, student materials, print and digital books, lots of stuff here
Montessori Teacher Training
- Online learning, Montitute may be the cheapest.