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Maria Montessori Quotes & Sayings
28 entries tagged including 14 subtopics.
Last updated Aug 2020
Maria Montessori Topics
Teachers And Teaching
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.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
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.
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
We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child's spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active. We may even suffocate life itself. That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, The children are now working as if I did not exist.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
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