Dr. Maria Montessori 1870-1952: The Origins of Montessori


Excerpt: “No one had given the children lessons in ethics; no one had scolded, punished them, or offered them prizes. She had taught the technique of using objects proportioned to them and afforded them freedom in an environment she had prepared for them. The rest had emerged from them. They had no desire to play with toys, they wanted to work with the tools they had been provided with. They did not want to be helped, they wanted to do everything by themselves. They wanted freedom of choice and freedom to indulge in an occupation as long as they liked. They craved to be shown how to do things by themselves so that they could be independent of others.”

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by J. Ewart Smart