The Tao of Montessori

The Tao of Montessori

by Catherine McTamaney
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The Tao of Montessori by Catherine McTamaney

"If, like some, you regret that Montessori too rarely in her writings appreciated the humanity of teachers-their creativity, their curiosity, their doubts-this book stands as the perfect complement."

Evocative and unique, The Tao of Montessori offers a quiet balance to the noisy demands of teaching and parenting through a special blend of encouraging verse. Award-winning Montessori teacher Catherine McTamaney revisits the eighty-one verses of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching and relates them to the life and work of teachers, parents, and children. Originally meant to remind rather than direct and to show the way toward natural harmony in the world around and within us, Lao-tzu's verses find a new meaning through McTamaney's skillful mixture of spirituality and education.

Take a moment to read a single stanza, then put it aside and muse upon its meaning. By revisiting one verse each day, you can relate its images to your life as a teacher, parent, or child. Whether you are familiar with the writings of Lao-tzu or are simply ready to explore a refreshingly contemplative perspective on children and teachers, The Tao of Montessori is a profound work of intellectual stimulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583482988
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 327,890
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Tao of Montessori 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books about Montessori education that I have read. I think it it primarily for the Montessori teacher, because it often asks the reader to remember certain parts of Montessori training. However, I think there is so much that everyone can get from this book, every parent should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible book. 81 beautiful essays on how to be a teacher of young children. It is specifically for Montessori teachers, but any teacher that reads it without tears in her or his eyes is probably in the wrong profession. Simply wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a delight to read and to reflect with, and really helped to focus both my teaching and my parenting. It's not just for Montessori teachers... anyone working with young children will appreciate it.