Archive | October, 2009

100 Billion

25 Oct

That’s how many neurons are in a baby’s brain when she’s born. The support of a baby’s cognitive development should start at birth, as witnessed in this video…

Montessori: As relevant today as it was 100 years ago

23 Oct

“It’s beginning to dawn on people that education should be about the development of the person, and not about knowing things, specific discrete facts.”

“Maria Montessori really got everything right… She anticipated so much of what we know about neuroscience, brain development, and optimum models of education.”

Dr. Steven Hughes, a pediatric neuropsychologist, talks briefly about the relevance and outcomes of Montessori education.  Enjoy!