About Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori, born in 1870, was the first female to receive a medical degree in Italy She worked in the fields of psychiatry, education and anthropology. She believed that each child is born with a unique potential to be revealed, rather than as a “blank slate” waiting to be written upon.
Maria was a pioneer in the field of education and understanding children. Her educational methods were based on scientific observation of children’s learning processes. She believed that the classroom should be prepared to reflect an environment of natural life, and that children benefit the most from “working” and living “freely” in this environment. The teacher’s role was to adapt and prepare the environment, and “direct” each child individually so that he/she is able to fulfill his or her greatest potential, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The Montessori Method is now utilized consistently throughout the world and children from birth to adolescence are encouraged to choose freely from the “prepared environment” and engage in developmentally appropriate lessons in the areas of language, math, geography, sensorials, practical life and science.
A century after Maria Montessori’s first casa dei bambini (“children’s house”) in Rome, Montessori education continues to be a leader in empowering and enlightening today’s youth.
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