Tag: Maria Montessori

« We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe,’ but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses. »
Maria Montessori

« If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. »
Maria Montessori

« One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. »
Maria Montessori

« If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks. »
Maria Montessori

« We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master. »
Maria Montessori

« The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. »
Maria Montessori

« Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. »
Maria Montessori

« If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind? »
Maria Montessori

« Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. »
Maria Montessori

« To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator. »
Maria Montessori

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