Waldorf and Montessori

You probably know the names Montessori or Waldorf and you may have some impressions about what they teach at each school, but how much do you really know? If one of these schools moved into your backyard would you send your child to it?

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Progressive Education: Waldorf   With the popularity of alternative education styles growing as traditional school districts struggle with finances, we'd like to take a moment to explore what's behind Waldorf education and why parents choose these schools over traditional public education?  This is part of a two-part series looking to demystify progressive education.  Tuesday we explore the basic tenants of Montessori education.  Dr. Nancy Poer is our guest.

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Progressive Education: Montessori - We continue our two-part series on progressive education by looking at the Montessori style of teaching. This form of education is on the rise and tends to focus more on early childhood learning. We're joined by Dr. Steven Hughes, chair of the Association Montessori International Global Research Committee, and Matt Hillis, executive director of Bergamo Montessori Schools in the Sacramento area.