Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy

Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy
For Parents & Teachers
Montessori Education Q&A #1
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
Beginnings of the Montessori Education Podcast