The Tao of Montessori

Reflections on Compassionate Teaching

by Catherine McTamaney Ed.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781663264190
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9780595865444
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781583482988

About the Book

"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.

About the Author

Catherine McTamaney is an award-winning Montessori teacher, former school director, and school consultant. Her writing appears in Montessori publications around the globe. McTamaney lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two children.