Good Shepherd Montessori School

Good Shepherd provides several types of educational resources to parents interested in exploring the Montessori method and its implementation at our school. These resources include Montessori education nights, reading and video materials, and faculty.

Throughout the year, Good Shepherd organizes Montessori Education nights which focus on different elements of the Montessori method or classroom such as Grace and Courtesy and Math Materials. The events are free and we encourage families to bring friends that would like to learn more about Montessori and what unique educational opportunity Good Shepherd offers.  You can find Upcoming Events on the sidebar of the Home Page.

Our faculty and parents have compiled a Parent Resource Library at the school , which is comprised of books that others have found to be particularly helpful.  These are available for you to check out at any time.

A piece in the Harvard Business Review cited Montessori (Sept, 2009) when referring to innovation and creativity:

How Do Innovators Think?

Monday September 28, 2009
by Bronwyn Fryer  |  What makes visionary entrepreneurs such as Apple’s Steve Jobs, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Ebay’s Pierre Omidyar and Meg Whitman, and P&G’s A.G. Lafley tick? In a question-and-answer session with HBR contributing editor Bronwyn Fryer, Professors Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University and Hal Gregersen of Insead explain how the “Innovators’ DNA” works.This post is part of HarvardBusiness.org’s Creativity at Work special package.

“…If you look at 4-year-olds, they are constantly asking questions and wondering how things work. But by the time they are 6 ½ years old they stop asking questions because they quickly learn that teachers value the right answers more than provocative questions. High school students rarely show inquisitiveness. And by the time they’re grown up and are in corporate settings, they have already had the curiosity drummed out of them. 80% of executives spend less than 20% of their time on discovering new ideas. Unless, of course, they work for a company like Apple or Google.

We also believe that the most innovative entrepreneurs were very lucky to have been raised in an atmosphere where inquisitiveness was encouraged. We were stuck by the stories they told about being sustained by people who cared about experimentation and exploration. Sometimes these people were relatives, but sometimes they were neighbors, teachers or other influential adults. A number of the innovative entrepreneurs also went to Montessori schools, where they learned to follow their curiosity.”

Video Links

Montessori and the Brain

Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education and Higher Order Cognitive Functions