Why the Modern World Needs Montessori
Margaret Whitley, Executive Director of the Montessori Academy of London, Ontario
Thursday February 22
Guidepost Montessori at Foothill Ranch
Our world is changing rapidly. Traditional education is not. It is widely recognized that something needs to change—but what? Leading world expert on Montessori, Margaret Whitley, gives this engaging talk on the timely but timeless Montessori Method—a 100-year-old method of education that is gaining increasing recognition in our modern landscape, precisely because it embraces creativity, cognitive flexibility, and an ever-changing world as part of its basic DNA.
About Margaret Whitley
Margaret Whitley is an AMI elementary-trained Montessori educator and leader. She has taught all levels of elementary, established the first Montessori middle school in Canada in 1988, and was head of Montessori Academy of London in Ontario, Canada, for 13 years — the school she went to as a child. She is presently a guest lecturer at the Toronto Montessori Institute and Director of Accreditation for the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators as well as the parent of Emma and Mark, who are in their twenties as very successful former Montessori students. They both attended Montessori for 12 years and openly attribute much of their success to their Montessori foundations. Margaret holds an honors degree in history and is working on her MFA in creative non-fiction writing. Margaret is also presently writing a book about her over 50 years of being in Montessori since she began at her first Montessori school in 1966.