Maria Montessori


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Maria Tecla Artemesia Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator, a noted humanitarian and devout Roman Catholic best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name. Her educational method is in use today in public and private schools throughout the world. more »

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  • ''If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.''
    Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian educationist. The Absorbent Mind, ch. 1 (1949).
  • There is ... in every child a painstaking teacher, so skilful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they le...
    Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian educationist. The Absorbent Mind, ch. 1 (1949).
  • ''We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.''
    Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian educationist. The Absorbent Mind, ch. 1 (1949).
  • The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not co...
    Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian educator. The Montessori Method, ch. 5 (1912).
  • An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as...
    Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian educationist. The Montessori Method, ch. 5 (1912).
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