Excerpt from "The Edison Gene - ADHD and the gift of Hunter Child" by Thom Hartman, Park Street Press 2003
One of the best Montessori teachers I've ever known is an extraordinary woman named Anne S. Perrah. Anne took the extraordinary step of asking her children to create two make-believe islands-one for hunters and another for farmers-and for each child to choose one of the two on which to live. Once populated, the islands quickly developed unique and elaborate cultures, and this experiment and class project has been going on for several years now. It's produced wonderful learnings for the children and startling insights for the teachers at Anne's Montessori school. Anne has created a fascinating presentation on it, with a documentary movie in the works. Montessori schools are among the most effective and useful environments for children with the Edison-gene, as their success all across the world testifies.