I’m a couple of days late, but never too late to pay tribute to this heroine. Anoop Verma chose this quote to do the job:
In her essay “The Comprachicos,” Ayn Rand lauded the Montessori Method as exactly what children needed to develop properly.
“The purposeful, disciplined use of his intelligence is the highest achievement possible to man: it is that which makes him human.” “[the best development of intelligence is what] Dr. Montessori had in mind…when she wrote the following about her method: ‘The didactic material, in fact, does not offer to the child the ‘content’ of the mind, but the order for that ‘content.’…The mind has formed itself by a special exercise of attention, observing, comparing, and classifying…which leads them to become active and intelligent explorers instead of wandering wayfarers in an unknown land.’”
PS: If you want to help children become active and intelligent explorers instead of wandering wayfarers in an unknown land, there’s a Montessori training course starting in Auckland this summer …