Jesse McCarthy began his career as a young assistant at a small private Montesorri school in California, and now leads an organization that helps parents and teachers around the world to achieve inevitable success with children.
Jesse McCarthy has been in education for over 15 years. Through his career he’s worked with thousands of children, teachers, and parents as an elementary & junior-high school teacher, a Head of School for infants to 8th graders, an executive with a nationwide group of Montessori schools, and a parent and teacher mentor.
Jesse is the host of The Montessori Education Podcast, a platform where the topics revolve around Montessori, raising children and educating students while bettering ourselves alongside them.
Jesse McCarthy, founder of MontessoriEducation.com and host of The Montessori Education Podcast, has worked with thousands of children, parents, and teachers over the past 15+ years — as a principal for infants to 8th graders, an executive with a nationwide group of private schools, an elementary & junior-high teacher, and a parent-and-teacher mentor.
Jesse received his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his Montessori teacher’s diploma for 3- to 6-year-olds from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the organization founded by Dr. Maria Montessori.
00:01:38 What is the Montessori Discipline course?
00:08:33 Effectivity of Self-directed Education and of Montessori.
00:17:51 Most Important Innovation in Montessori
00:22:58 Do you think it is true that Montessori gives you an advantage in terms of success, innovation, confidence, creativity?
00:30:34 What does it mean to help parents achieve inevitable success?
00:35:06 Different Certifying Approaches
00:48:00 How did you decide to become a Montessorian?
00:52:39 For the Kids, after a year of not being in their Montessori environment, what do you predict is going to happen to them?
“Montessori is very structured in the sense that, there are choices you can have. And within those choices, you’re free. But outside of that, there’s a real wall and you cannot go pass that and it might sound kind of dictatorial, but that wall gets bigger and bigger as the children grow up and get more freedom.”
“Improvement means that something wasn’t going that well before we needed to change it.”
“Most of us had crappy education. So with Montessori, the idea is to spend a lot more time on the foundational elements.”
“When I fail, it’s awesome because I know I’m going to learn something.”