Thursday, 23 May 2019

"'The greatest sign of success for a teacher' said Maria Montessori, 'is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.' ' Modern schools don’t work to get students to this point. They strive instead to indoctrinate." #QotD


"If you want to know what’s wrong with education ... — arguably the root of all our problems — then look no further than [the contrasting educational philosophy of] Maria Montessori.
    "Montessori was one of the greatest educators of all time.
    "In recent decades particularly, most schools have done the precise opposite of what Montessori very wisely thought and taught. That’s why we’re in such trouble.
    "Consider one of her greatest quotes:
“'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.''
    "[Modern] schools don’t work to get students to this point. They strive to indoctrinate."
          ~ Dr Michael Hurd, from his post 'Maria Montessori: She Got Education Right'
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