Originally published on HuffingtonPost.com Over a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori discovered through scientific observations of children that they are not empty vessels to be filled -- they are intrinsically motivated doers. She saw that providing a hands-on learning environment that valued choice, concentration, … [Read more...]
About Laura Flores Shaw
Laura Flores Shaw is the Head of School at Oak Knoll Kinderhaus Montessori, an Association Montessori International (AMI/USA) accredited school in Pasadena, California, serving children 18 months through (soon to be) 15 years-old. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in psychology and formerly worked as a child and family therapist in a suburban public school district. Ms. Shaw speaks internationally on effective school administration using the principles of relational systems theory and the scientific correlates of the Montessori method. She is also the founder of the Collaborative Montessori Initiative (CMI), a Montessori advocacy project.