Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy

Montessori Education with Jesse McCarthy

Published by: Jesse McCarthy
19 Episodes | First Released: Mar 27 '18
A Montessori podcast about raising children and educating students while bettering ourselves right alongside them
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J&G Mama
Dec 17 '19
Rating:   10
Great show

I’m been listening to more and more Montessori podcasts and finally found this one. Jesse seems to be very knowledgeable on the topic and makes this so accessible from teachers to parents.

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Alex's mom in CA
Dec 10 '19
Rating:   10
So much learning as a parent

My 2 year old just started Montessori preschool last week. We toured several schools and my son chose Montessori. So I started learning about Montessori myself to establish appropriate environment at home. This podcast helped me so much not only with Montessori knowledge, but also with how to raise my child to an independent person. This also helped me to relax my parenting. Must listen for 2 year olds’ parents!

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Seeking Knowdlege
Nov 3 '19
Rating:   10
2 year old Parents Should Listen

Searching for educational and scholarly podcast that may help my current issues with my two year old and the current school. Acknowledging emotions and understanding how important it is to teach and accept both positive and negative emotions is a life long learning lesson. I hope podcast author can share the book and author of his recommended must read.

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Thania Djekinnou
Oct 29 '19
Rating:   10
Must listen to

I love this podcast. I’ve learned so much from it. It has changed my perspective on parenting my littles and I’m always looking forward to the next episode. Excellent job Jesse! Looking forward to more from him!

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Katrina904
Oct 24 '19
Rating:   10
Suggestion for new topics

Let me start by saying this is my all time favorite Montessori podcast. I love you perspective, topic areas, and ability to translate your knowledge and experience. I would love to hear about how traditional school teachers can better implement Montessori methodology in schools. I know you were once a traditional school teacher so I thought this would be a great area for you to blend those experiences and offer some tips. Love your channel!!

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Teacher Mom 21
Oct 21 '19
Rating:   10
Subscribe Now!

I love this podcast as both a parent of Montessori children and a teacher (non-Montessori). I look forward to this podcast! It is very insightful and helpful in understanding how to better understand what Montessori is and how to help my children. I highly recommend this podcast. As a teacher, I listen to get ideas for my class and how I could apply some Montessori principles.

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marisagonzalez
Oct 18 '19
Rating:   10
Wow

This is so helpful ! Sometime I wonder how to act and what to say in the types of situations you’ve described with my two year old daughter , but this is the perfect tool ! Not only acknowledging her emotions but also know what to say thank you thank you thank you!!!

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Tealie1986
Sep 26 '19
Rating:   10
Love!

I just finished listening to all of the episodes and I learned so much and just started really thinking about our Montessori journey with our 8month twin boys! Loved every episode - favorite was the free-range episode. Can’t wait for future episodes - thank you for your work!

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MElizabethJ
Aug 22 '19
Rating:   10
Insightful and Thorough

Jesse offers a perspective that is so insightful and well thought out. He hosts thorough conversations with excellent guests and offers content that is true to Montessor principles. I really appreciate all of the actionable ideas that I get as a result of every episode.

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jessicahornburg
Aug 20 '19
Rating:   10
Great podcast

I love listening to this podcast. It is very informational and not overwhelming in the way topics are discussed.

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Vchediak
Aug 17 '19
Rating:   10
Learning so much!

Love love love listening to Montessori Education! Jesse’s ability to simplify the montessori concepts and discussing these concepts with out judgement makes learning and applying these concepts into our daily lives easy. I have enjoyed every episode and find something not just for my sons environment but for mine. Thank you!

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GoodMusicMoves
Aug 14 '19
Rating:   10
Just what I was looking for...

To learn more about a multitude of aspects of a Montessori education. Love the format; great interviews and thoughtful sharing and discussion. Thank you for this!!

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ALWAFAN
Aug 13 '19
Rating:   10
Outstanding Podcast

I gained a lot from listening to this podcast. Look forward to future episodes.

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ABowsh
Aug 12 '19
Rating:   4
Insulted by the episode on babywearing

I was an occasional listener after having my daughter and wanting to learn more about Montessori. There are other podcasts that better fit my needs and parenting style, but I found some of these episodes helpful and interesting (so I gave 2 stars instead of the 1 I would have given for the babywearing episode alone). Overall, this episode aside I think it contains some good ideas and advice, but I seems like the host himself doesn’t have any children and it really is more helpful for teachers than parents. However, I wouldn’t have felt strongly enough to write a review if it wasn’t for the babywearing episode so that is what I am going to focus on.I was really excited to see an episode on babywearing since that is something that has been really invaluable in my life as a new mom. Unfortunately I couldn’t even make it through the episode and was frankly insulted by the implications. The host starts by comparing babywearing to ladies walking through the mall with tiny dogs in purses. Really? Firstly this is a human baby and under no circumstances is it appropriate to compare babies to dogs. Secondly it seemed clear that he had not done any of his own research on babywearing and was just going to take the word of his guest on it. The guest owned a Montessori baby care center and opened with an anecdote about a six month old who had been cared for by her grandparents before coming to the center. She felt that the grandparents wore the baby because they didn’t know what her cries meant and she was happy been worn? To me, if they couldn’t exactly differentiate each cry but was happy being worn, so what? Also six months is major stranger danger time for babies so what an incredibly rough time to start day care. Then she talks about how they had to really work at redirecting this baby towards the activity mat instead of being held. Maybe because she wanted to be held and the grandparent had been responding to her needs previously so no, when thrown into a room full of strangers, she didn’t want to be put down on the floor alone. Then she talked about how they would do things at her center to encourage kids to reach their milestones and it all just sounded really academic and institutional and not baby led at all. I had to stop listening then because it wasn’t adding anything positive to my life so I apologize if the rest of the podcast did give the other side regarding the benefits of babywearing.For the record, babywearing is great for bonding (stimulates oxytocin production), decreases the risk of sids and flat head syndrome, prompts early language development, boosts breast milk production, can mitigate the effects of a mother’s postpartum depression on baby, aids in balance, decreases crying time significantly, and more. It gives baby a front row seat to do life with you. And, based on personal experience, my baby has hit all her milestones early and is worn often. She is also much happier to be on the floor now that she can move around herself - because of course it would be awful to be left alone on the floor when you can’t move. There is no perspective from Maria Montessori herself on babywearing, but all available research points to its benefits. I would hate for anyone to listen to the episode and miss out on the benefits of babywearing because of it.

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KSMontessori
Aug 6 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent

Great Montessori podcast, covering a variety of topics and offering valuable advice/guidance.I’d recommend to parents and fellow teachers for sure, even if not exactly Montessori teachers. There’s so much here that is applicable and valuable to anyone interacting with children, be it a nanny, after school program lead, etc. Thank you Jesse!

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Shinyhalo02
Jul 14 '19
Rating:   10
Love, love this podcast!!

Jesse makes Montessori simple. I think we all try to complicate EVERYTHING and we are missing out on enjoying the journey with our children. Montessori Education is a refresher to my never ending thoughts of perfection—perfect environment, perfect activities, perfect response, etc!

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ChicagoMontessoriMom
Jul 8 '19
Rating:   10
I LOVE this podcast!

This is such a great podcast. I love reading all of the books about Montessori, but I can’t get my husband to read any of it. This podcast is the only way to get him to delve more into the philosophy. I’ll just turn on the podcast while we are in the car, and we both really enjoy listening to Jesse and his guests. It really gets us talking about how we want to raise our children. I especially enjoyed this last podcast with Heike Larson. As a mom, I like hearing other parent’s perspective on Montessori outside of the classroom. Thank you for the book recommendations too.

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JoiWall
Jun 27 '19
Rating:   10
Favorite podcast

This is my favorite podcast. My biggest complaint is that there aren’t more of them. Keep them coming!

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Kendririr
Jun 21 '19
Rating:   10
LOVE

My family practices Montessori at home and I have been looking for a podcast that speaks on different topics from a Montessori point of view and this is it! None of the podcasts are boring and all have very useful information no matter what age your children are!

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Slockridge
May 29 '19
Rating:   10
Jesse YES!!

I have been listening and enjoying the podcast. I’m studying to be a Lower El guide so I’ve even been looking forward to the episodes as they come out. But this conversation with Lenore from Let it Grow is everything. Her insights and stats were profound. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing her message. You’ve set the bar high with this one. Thank you for doing this work. I’d absolutely love to hear more episodes like this where you pull in people whose life goals or projects or companies align so beautifully with what we’re trying to accomplish in Montessori education. I’m sharing this episode on Facebook and really cannot say enough good things.

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