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"Montessori Madness" in Oshkosh 17Feb2011

Cheeseheads of Wisconsin (COW)

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Edited: Feb 4, 2011, 2:46pm Top

Edited to provide the facts of the event before my ramble.

Trevor Eissler will be speaking at the EEA AirVenture Center in Oshkosh on 17 February 2011 at 7:00pm.

Trevor Eissler, father of three Montessori students, is a business jet pilot, flight instructor, and international speaker. He has trained hundreds of pilots over fifteen years. Montessori Madness! is his case for how Montessori education best prepares children for the real world.

Co-sponsors: Montessori Children's World - Neenah, WI
United Public Montessori - Appleton, WI

Admission if free with $20 book purchase and only $10 without.

Books and general admission will be available beginning at 6pm prior to the event. Guests are welcome to tour the museum before start of event.

Event details and book orders may be requested at 920-722-4038.

To allow for a most engaging atmosphere, adult-only attendance is requested.

Feb 4, 2011, 2:39pm Top

I learned about Montessori schools 6 months ago while watching the RSA Animate on Changing Education Paradigms on youtube. It is a very interesting, very enlightening video (I've watched it several times, myself), but I learned of Montessori from one of the people who commented on the video. They didn't embellish, but simply stated that they did not have to deal with industrial-style schools because they attended a Montessori school. I did a Wiki search and was floored by history and philosophies of such schools.

January 27th, on NPR, I caught a snippet of news about a new book entitled Montessori Madness. I googled that as soon as I got home. By the title, I wasn't sure if it was going to be for or against, given all the "I believe in public schools" bumper stickers I've seen in my city. Trevor Eissler is very much for Montessori schools. I checked out his website, montessorimadness.com, and watched the youtube video it linked to. It's amazing how chance meetings or experiences can change your life.


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