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Maria Montessori

(1870 - )

    Biography:

    Italian Educator, Physician and Humanitarian, Creator of the Montessori Method

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    A child is a discoverer. He is an amorphous, splendid being in search of his own proper form.
    A child is an eager observer and is particularly attracted by the actions of the adults and wants to imitate them. In this regard an adult can have a kind of mission. He can be an inspiration for the child's actions, a kind of open book wherein a child can learn how to direct his own movements.
    A child is mysterious and powerful; and contains within himself the secret of human nature.
    A child needs freedom within limits.
    A child who has become master of his acts through long and repeated exercises, and who has been encouraged by the pleasant and interesting activities in which he has been engaged, is a child filled with health and joy and remarkable for his calmness and discipline.
    A child who has become master of his acts through long, pleasant and interesting activities in which he has engaged, is a child filled with health and joy and remarkable for his calmness and discipline.
    A child who is free to act not only seeks to gather sensible impressions from his environment but he also shows a love for exactitude in the carrying out of his actions.
    A felicitous environment that guides the children and offers them the means to exercise their own faculties permits the teacher to absent herself temporarily. The creation of such an environment is already the realization of great progress.
    A humankind abandoned in its earlier formative stage becomes its own greatest threat to survival.
    A man is not what he is because of the teachers has had, but because of what he has done.
    First Name: 
    Maria
    Last Name: 
    Montessori
    Birth Date: 
    1870
    Death Date: 
    1952
    Bio: 
    Italian Educator, Physician and Humanitarian, Creator of the Montessori Method