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Maria Montessori
(1870-1952) born on
Aug 31
Italian educator, reformer. She originated the Montessori method of education stressing development of initiative and freedom of the child.
         
   
F
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.

R
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
A
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
N
The observation of the way in which the children pass from the first disordered movements to those which are spontaneous and ordered -- this is the book of the teacher; this is the book which must inspire her actions . . .
K
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Montessori Method," ch. 5, 1912.
R: "The Absorbent Mind," ch. 1, 1949.
A: "The Montessori Method," ch. 5, 1912.
N: "The Montessori Method," ch. 5, 1912.
K: "The Absorbent Mind," ch. 1, 1949.
   


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