I found a great site, Montessori for Everyone, and I was especially interested in the blog post titled, “The Neurology of Montessori.”
Just as Jim Kwik mentions in his Kwik Learning mini-series, http://kwiklearning.com/mini/videos, Montessori for Everyone’s post also attributes optimized learning to a hand-to-brain connection (read full post here http://www.blog.montessoriforeveryone.com/the-neurology-of-montessori.html).
Jim Kwik talked about the importance of adults taking notes when listening/learning (Video 4) and using your finger under a reading line to boost your reading speed (Video 3).
Children in a Montessori classroom use their hands to manipulate objects, such as small wood letters for reading, and beads for math. Students’ brains soak up what they are learning by repetition. Also, their mirror neurons are taking in what others are doing and learning by example. (If you aren’t familiar with mirror neurons yet, I will fill you in on that fascinating topic in a future post.)
Perhaps you have a child, friend, cousin, niece, etc. who would benefit from a Montessori education? Or perhaps it is time you tried this approach to learning?
It is never too late to learn. We know this thanks to the science of neuroplasticity!