Montessori teachers, parents, students and the media are harnessing the power of the video sharing website, YouTube, to share and spread the Montessori message. The following is a list of most popular Montessori videos on YouTube, based on the number of page views each one has received. I’ve included a short summary of each – have some fun checking them out!
1. Montessori (3-6) for the Early Childhood Years
Curious about what a Montessori classroom for young children looks like? This in-depth video is a perfect place to start. Produced by the American Montessori Society, this short film will serve as an excellent introduction to the Montessori method and how it is put into action in the classroom.
As with the #1 video, this one was produced by the American Montessori Society. The focus is on older children. Two public schools and a private school are featured – all of them Montessori method schools. If you are considering Montessori for your child, this video will jumpstart your understanding of this system of education.
Produced by Davidson Films, this 4 minute snippet provides a brief introduction to Maria Montessori, including photographs of her. It also gives an overview of the Montessori method. This high quality video is the opening segment of a longer biographical film, narrated by Dr. Annette Haines, an experienced Montessori teacher.
4. Infant Toddler Montessori
Video #4, produced by the American Montessori Society, explains how the method addresses the developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Two schools are visited in this high quality video.
Montessori schools thrive around the world. This lovely video, set to classical music, features footage from a Montessori classroom in Phuket, Thailand, interspersed with inspiring quotes from Dr. Montessori.
6. Montessori House: “Better Than Phonics”
The number of views this clip from Montessori House’s Sounds & Words DVD program has received attests to the super popularity of this series. If you’d like to see what this program looks like, this video gives you a nice preview.
This interesting video is a preview of the American Montessori Society’s film on the Montessori Peace curriculum. Learn how the lessons of courtesy learned in early childhood truly have community and global implications.
This video from 321 FastDraw, based on the book by Trevor Eissler, is a fast-paced, entrancing look at the Montessori method and what makes it different from other methods of education. Fantastic!
This well-made video demonstrates exactly how the Montessori language curriculum works and what it looks like. This is very helpful for both teachers and parents to watch.
At Montessori For Everyone, I advocate that all parents carefully investigate any Montessori school in which they are considering enrolling their child. This Canadian TV news story features some important information for you to consider in choosing the right Montessori school for your child.
Know of another great Montessori-themed video? I’d like to hear about it!