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Montessori School of Fort Worth Celebration – Dr. Steven Hughes 2/23/19

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Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center

2820 Stadium Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76129

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Education for Life: Neuroscience Perspectives on Montessori Education

Montessori School of Fort Worth invites you to our 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring Steven Hughes. You will receive 2 hours of professional development hours from the American Montessori Society for attending this event.

Program description: Around the world, education is at a crossroads. More than ever, colleges and universities are interested in students that show signs of individuality, maturity, ability to collaborate with others, and show a certain degree of interestingness. Employers have discovered that grades and test scores predict almost nothing about how well a person will do in their careers. The most valuable employees are those who care about what they’re doing, work naturally and spontaneously with others, anticipate obstacles, and demonstrate authentic leadership. Most importantly, they are the kind of persons who can be counted on to “look around, figure out what needs to be done, and do it.” Conventional schooling isn't very good at fostering these skills, and efforts to “teach character” have met with limited success (maybe these essential skills aren’t really all that teachable). So how can educators help children grow a stronger, more creative, innovative, and capable brain? New developmental neuroscience research points to the need for a different focus in education, one that was anticipated by Maria Montessori over a hundred years ago. Learn why Montessori education uniquely fosters the kind of cognitive development necessary for success in the 21st century.

Steven Hughes is a pediatric neuropsychologist, past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology, and chair of the Association Montessori International Global Research Committee. His research interests are in the area of attention and executive functioning, and in the role that early childhood education can play in promoting the formation of these essential capabilities. Dr. Hughes is an advocate for activity-based, developmental approaches to education, and is a frequent speaker and consultant for Montessori education schools and organizations all over the world.

"This is my newest, and I think, the best Montessori lecture I have ever written." - Steve

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