Turning Education Inside-Out: Confessions of a Montessori Principal

Turning Education Inside-Out: Confessions of a Montessori Principal

By: Judith Joyce-Dempsey (author)Paperback

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This book shares the experiences and insight of a Montessori educator over the course of her 40 years as a Montessori teacher, administrator, school owner, and Montessori teacher trainer. It addresses the need for parents and educators to better understand the Montessori philosophy and to embrace it as a means to solve the problems inherent in the traditional structure of schooling. Despite the fact that Dr. Maria Montessori created this method over 100 years ago, most of her discoveries about how children learn and the affect of their environment on their developing brains have only recently been verified by current technology and specialists in brain development. These recent discoveries and the real-world success of numerous high-profile Montessori educated entrepreneurs have helped the popularity of this educational philosophy. Turning Education Inside-Out: Confessions of a Montessori Principal shows the impact that the Montessori experience has on the developing child, clears up misconceptions about exactly what Montessori is, and helps prospective parents determine if Montessori is right for their children. Montessori educators will also find the author's insights into the challenges of successfully implementing the Montessori philosophy into the classroom and school to be helpful in their own journey.

About Author

Judith Joyce-Dempsey is the owner and principal of Summit-Questa Montessori School in Davie, Florida-a Montessori school on 10 acres for students from the age of three through the eighth grade. She is also the codirector of Summit Montessori Teacher Training Institute, a Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) accredited, American Montessori Society (AMS)-affiliate teacher education program that offers training in infant/toddler, early childhood, and elementary 1 levels, which is housed at Summit-Questa Montessori School. In addition, Judy was trained as an AMS consultant in 1990 and in 2003 as a MACTE Teacher Training Evaluation Committee member.Judy has held the officer's position of First Vice President and Director of Accreditation from 2010 to 2016 with the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), a state of Florida Private School Accreditation organization, where she has been a board member since 2006. She held the office of secretary for AISF from 2008 through 2010. Presently, she is a board member of the Montessori Florida Coalition, an organization that puts on an annual Montessori Conference in Miami, Florida. Judy also sat on the Board of Trustees for the Montessori Development Association, in Boca Raton, Florida from 1993 until 1995. She has been trained to serve on school evaluation teams for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools-Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).


"SECTION I: UNDERSTANDING THE MONTESSORI APPROACHChapter 1: Montessori 101Chapter 2: Why Montessori?Chapter 3: What Makes Montessori Work?Chapter 4: Montessori versus Traditional EducationChapter 5: How to Recognize an Authentic Montessori SchoolChapter 6: The Importance of the Parent's Role in the Montessori ExperienceChapter 7: Montessori EducatorsSECTION II: MONTESSORI CURRICULA AND MATERIALSChapter 8: Infant and Toddler Chapter 9: Early Childhood Chapter 10: Elementary Chapter 11: Adolescence SECTION III: SPIRITUALITY AND MONTESSORI Chapter 12: Spirituality in Montessori EducationChapter 13: Peace EducationSECTION IV: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION Chapter 14: A Global Approach for the 21st CenturyChapter 15: The Education of BoysChapter 16: Testing, Grades, and Report CardsChapter 17: Special Needs StudentsChapter 18: TechnologyChapter 19: Emotional IntelligenceChapter 20: Photo GallerySECTION V: REFLECTIONS ON THE MONTESSORI EXPERIENCEMontessori Students, Alumni, Alumnae, Parents, Montessori Educators, SpecialistsREFERENCES

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781604271317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9781604271317
  • ISBN10: 1604271310

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