Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy

Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy
For Parents & Teachers

Play | Peter Gray
Nov 25 • 47 min
Do children need more play — without adults around?
Mr. Rogers, a role model
Nov 12 • 11 min
“There’s no person in the whole world like you.” Mr. Rogers A thank you to Mr. Fred Rogers for what he’s done for children, and for us all…
Does Montessori School Make A Difference?
Oct 28 • 41 min
William Kelly talks about how his Montessori schooling, from preschool to junior high, helped him develop into a successful educational-technology entrepreneur and a flourishing human being.
Acknowledging Emotions
Oct 16 • 22 min
The importance and how-to of mirroring feelings
The Spirit of Montessori | Sanford Jones
Sep 26 • 44 min
What if you could learn from an individual with literally a half century of experience in Montessori? Meet Sanford Jones.
The Crying Boy & The Montessori Witch
Sep 16 • 12 min
The first time I visited a Montessori school, what I saw made me sick.
A Dad’s Perspective: Parenting Values
Aug 28 • 40 min
“How do I deal with each day-to-day issue that comes up with my children, while also helping to instill values that last?”
Tyranny of the Should
Aug 15 • 20 min
Ever feel like you *should* be doing better?
Real-Life Montessori | Simone Davies
Jul 30 • 58 min
Exploring sometimes challenging topics in Montessori, both at school and in the home
Instead of “Good Job”
Jul 18 • 13 min
“I get that I shouldn’t say ‘good job’ all the time, but then *what do I say*?”
A Montessori Mom Of Two
Jun 27 • 52 min
“I haven’t made a school lunch since they were 6,” says Heike Larson, parent of now 10-year-old Henrik and 12-year-old Karina. Heike shares her experience and insight from about a decade in Montessori, both as a leader of a nationwide group of Montessori…
Are All Montessori Schools The Same?
Jun 14 • 14 min
Some “Montessori” schools are not what you might think, and this recording offers a few things to look out for.
Free-Range Kids & Culture | Lenore Skenazy
May 27 • 58 min
Are you an overprotective parent? or maybe we’re all becoming an overly protective society? A discussion with Free-Range Kids author Lenore Skenazy about regaining confidence in children and in ourselves.
The Wandering Montessori Child
May 16 • 26 min
This episode is for parents and teachers who understandably wonder why children “wander” in Montessori classrooms — or, put more bluntly, it’s for those who’ve asked some form of the question “Why is that child, or my child, doing *nothing* in here?”
The Importance of Mothers
Apr 30 • 71 min
This episode is for all the independent, hard-working mothers out there — like my own wonderful and loving mom, Monica LePort, who helped raise me and my brother during the ‘80s and ‘90s in California, at at time when spanking was normal, parents were…
How Do I Become A Montessori Teacher?
Apr 15 • 23 min
Have you ever considered making Montessori a profession? Hear insights about the journey to becoming a great Montessori teacher.
What Happens *After* Montessori?
Mar 28 • 56 min
A discussion with former Montessori child Meredith Narrowe about transitioning out of Montessori into public school and the larger world Jesse McCarthy |
Do You Ever Get Mad At A Child?
Mar 16 • 19 min
There’s a lot out there on how to help children with their strong emotions, but how do we deal with our own? Today I go over a listener’s question about this and then offer 3 steps to handling anger and stress.
Montessori Lingo
Feb 25 • 36 min
What do all these strange Montessori terms, like “Practical Life,” “Prepared Environment,” and “work,” actually mean? Today, with the Montessori teacher Marissa Poole, we discuss some of the lingo that can confuse parents and teachers who are new to…
Questions about Montessori
Feb 14 • 22 min
1) Is Montessori for every child? 2) How do I best introduce Montessori materials to children at home? 3) Why does my child’s teacher keep calling herself a “guide”?
Self-Discipline in Montessori
Jan 24 • 76 min
It is the little things in life that over time add up to character. How do children develop self-discipline, and how can we aid in that process? Today we discuss these questions and more — including some related hot-topic cultural issues (like the…
Connecting Montessori Teachers & Parents
Dec 20, 2018 • 43 min
How can Montessori teachers and parents connect more for the betterment of their children — and of themselves? How do Montessorians effectively communicate what’s going on inside the classroom? Can parents apply Montessori ideas at home? Today we discuss…
Montessori Elementary
Nov 17, 2018 • 42 min
What actually goes on inside a Montessori Elementary classroom? Many parents have this question yet few ever hear a clear answer to it. Today we speak with Kelly Nastasi, a Montessori elementary teacher who’s been working with 1st - 6th graders for over…
Montessori Math
Oct 25, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode we talk with Kristin Kintanar, Montessori teacher and math enthusiast, to get a clear sense of what exactly children do with math inside Montessori classrooms and how it all differs from traditional schooling.
Montessori Myths & Misconceptions
Sep 24, 2018 • 29 min
Montessori is easily misunderstood. There are all sorts of myths and misconceptions about it. In this episode we talk with Amy Kwong — a veteran Montessori teacher, parent and head of school — to untangle a few of the biggest confusions.…
Self-Esteem in Children
Aug 23, 2018 • 56 min
Have you ever felt that you’re not good enough, that maybe there’s something wrong with you? With me to discuss how we develop self-esteem growing up — and what parents can do to help or hinder that process in their own child — is psychology Professor…
Episode 6 - What is baby wearing?
Jul 25, 2018 • 23 min
An interview with Stacey Dee, experienced infant & toddler teacher who offers new parents (and all of us) some tips on attachment
Is Montessori School Worth The Money?
Jun 25, 2018 • 39 min
An interview with Ben Messelbeck*, a thoughtful & no-nonsense father who asks the tough questions on many parents’ minds *Ben actually composed the musical intro to this podcast. His work can be found at
Want World Peace? | Grab a Mirror
May 24, 2018 • 32 min
Most people desire peace, and nearly all parents want their child to become a good person who, as the line goes, “doesn’t wind up in jail.” But it’s not always so easy to raise peaceful children, especially if we’re not yet peaceful ourselves as adults.…
Becoming a Montessori Parent
Apr 26, 2018 • 26 min
Understanding Montessori education as a parent — and applying some of it in the home — is not always so simple. In this episode, I speak with Erin and Andrew Ranallo about their experimental journey from basically zero knowledge about Montessori, to…
Infants & Toddlers | from Womb to the World
Apr 9, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, we have a discussion with Berenice Saint-Saens, a Montessori educator who works with children from birth to 3 years, in both the classroom and the home.
Episode 1 - A brief intro & jumping right into Montessori!
Mar 27, 2018 • 34 min
In our first episode, we have a brief intro about the podcast and then jump right into a conversation about Montessori with Alessandra Aristimuño, a teacher who works at the Montessori Primary level, i.e. in a mixed-ages classroom with children ~3 to 6…