Here’s an excerpt from a great Forbes article, Corporate Kindergarten: How a Montessori Mindset Can Transform Your Business:
Montessori kids are unique. They’re taught differently and they learn differently. Just ask 15 time Grammy Award-winning musician Yo-Yo Ma, author and Nobel Prize recipient Gabriel Garcia Marquez or the founders of Google and Amazon. As entrepreneur Peter Sims explains, “the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia.”
The vast majority of employees in Corporate America grew up confined by the rigid structures of our conventional education system. We sat in well-organized classrooms comprised of straight lines of desks, with the omniscient teacher positioned front and center. Generally speaking, we had thick textbooks, were required to memorize innumerable factoids, took tests like it was our job and were taught to produce the exact same answers as everyone else.
Read the entire article!