Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Quote of the Day: “Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.”

 

“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 splendour 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.”
        ~ Maria Montessori

 

[Hat tip Marsha Enright]

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