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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Trivia : What do these names have in common?

1. Jeff Bezoz, Amazon
2. Larry page, Google
3. Sergey Bink, Google


Some famous people who attended Montessori schools:

  • Prince William and Prince Harry, English Royalty, Heir to the thrown
  • Jeff Bezos, financial analyst and founder of AMAZON.COM
  • T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician and author
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of GOOGLE.COM
  • Julia Child, famous chef, hostess of TV cooking show, and author of numerous cookbooks
  • George Clooney, Actor (ER, Oceans 11 & 12, etc.)
  • Anne Frank, Jewish author of World War II Diary (The Diary of Anne Frank)
  • Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, actresses: Little House on the Prairie and Rosanne, respectively
  • Helen Hunt, actress, Mad About You, As Good As it Gets, etc.
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Katherine Graham, former owner/editor of The Washington Post
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady
  • Jimmy Wales, founder Wikipedia
  • Will Wright, designer of The Sims, popular simulation/strategy game
Some famous people who choose a Montessori education for their own children:
  • Patty Duke Austin, actress
  • Cher Bono, singer / actress
  • John Bradshaw, psychologist and author
  • Yul Brynner, actor
  • William Jefferson & Hillary Rodham Clinton, former president and NY senator, respectively
  • Michael Douglas, actor
  • Yo Yo Ma, cellist
Some famous people who have supported Montessori education:
  • Alexander Graham Bell, noted inventor, and his wife Mabel provided financial support directly to Dr. Montessori, and founded the Montessori Educational Association at their Washington, D.C. home.
  • Thomas Edison, noted scientist and inventor, helped to found a Montessori school
  • Henry Ford, industrialist
  • Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India / peace educator and activist - spoke at The Montessori Training College, London 1931 after meeting Dr. Maria Montessori and finding they had much in common
  • Helen Keller, author, educator, fundraiser/spokesperson for the handicapped. Anne Sullivan's teaching method with Helen Keller became a Montessori model
  • the Dalai Lama, the head of state and spiritual leader of the people of Tibet, founded the Tibetan Children's Village
  • Fred Rogers, children's TV personality, Mister Roger's Neighborhood, was a strong supporter of the Montessori philosophy of education
  • Woodrow Wilson, former president, had a Montessori classroom in the basement of the Whitehouse during his term in office, his daughter trained as a Montessori teacher. Margaret Wilson was on the committee that brought Dr. Maria Montessori to the US to present her "glass house" school room exhibit at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco, 1915.

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