Just who was this woman who began an educational revolution that changed the way we think about children more than anyone before or since?
Maria Montessori, born in 1870, was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. She worked in the fields of psychiatry, education and anthropology. She believed that each child is born with a unique potential to be revealed, rather than as a “blank slate” waiting to be written upon. Her main contributions to the work of those of us raising and educating children are in these areas:
Preparing the most natural and life supporting environment for the child
Observing the child living freely in this environment
Continually adapting the environment in order that the child may fulfill his greatest potential — physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
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