One of the most important aspects of Montessori education is finding one’s cosmic task, a unique path available to each of us as a way to help others, to contribute to society and the planet, as we fulfill our own needs and potential.
This small (40 page) book is the first in the new series “Brief Montessori Introductions” for busy people. It is available from Amazon as a print book in several countries, and as a kindle download on any Amazon site in the world. For those who prefer to order print copies from Michael Olaf publishers the information is below.
This new series was inspired by our son who was raised in a Montessori world and whose journal art graces the cover of this book. A very busy musician and lawyer he informs us that knowledge of Montessori would benefit many people who do not have time to read long books (and who may or may not be connected to a Montessori school). That this information would be better shared in small bits that inspire thought and can be absorbed a little at a time. We agree with him that Montessori information shared on the internet is often as out-of-control and unhelpful as is the internet international news today.
So, drawing on over 50 years of work in 30+ countries I have accepted his challenge. Each book will be around 40 pages and cost less than US$10. This is the first title of the series.
The second title has also just been published: Beginnings, Montessori Birth to Three Comparison with Traditions in Bhutan.
Authentic Montessori information introduced in these few pages can be helpful to any family at home, to those interested in the early months and years of life, in educational neuroscience, environmental education, emotional intelligence, and for those working with children and young adults who need more than just academic education aimed at future success, but who want to feel that they have value as individuals in a family or social group, now!
1 – A quote from Erica Moretti from her book “The Best Weapon for Peace, Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights”
2 – Introduction by David Kahn Executive Director Emeritus of NAMTA, North America Montessori Teachers Association
3 – Definitions of “cosmic education” and “cosmic task”
4 – Learning about the world (chapters on birth to three, 3-6 years, and 6-12+ years)
5 – Making the world a better place (chapters on birth to three, 3-6 years, and 6-12+ years)
To order from the publisher:
CLICK: Montessori Cosmic Education
For details and recommendations of the other books:
CLICK: First Montessori Books
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