I missed marking the birthday yesterday of the great Maria Montessori, an oversight of which a few folk forcefully reminded me.
Born just yesterday in 1870, she “developed an approach to education based on a deep respect for the child’s reasoning mind,” making the lives of countless children immeasurably better.
She was in every respect a revolutionary—inductively developing a whole pedagogical system created out of her direct and close observations of children in action.
Children in Montessori environments aren’t just educated for “college and career” – they are educated for life.
[Hat tip Maria Montessori Education Foundation]