Book Release: The Montessori Potential

Monday 13th February 2023

The Montessori Potential: How to Foster Independence, Respect, and Joy in Every Child by Paula Lillard Preschlack.

Children’s future successes depend on developing the abilities to innovate, be resilient in the face of their mistakes, problem-solve creatively, and collaborate with peers effectively.

However, standard American educational practices—stressing memorization, grades, and testing—are failing to foster these skills. There is one complete system of education that effectively supports the natural development of such essential abilities: Montessori.

Montessori education expert Paula Lillard Preschlack offers a clear explanation of how the Montessori approach helps children. By looking closely at authentic Montessori practices, she shows the tight correlation between the Montessori system in action and children practicing and strengthening the very traits they will need for adulthood.

Virginia Montessori Association's interview with Paula Preschlack 

In this interview, Paula tells us about her forthcoming book, “The Montessori Potential”, the journey that led her to write it and what she hopes to achieve through it. She also addresses inquiries regarding public Montessori education and shares her thoughts on the effectiveness of schools that follow the Montessori method.