Happy 142th Birthday, Maria Montessori!

If Maria Montessori were alive today, she’d turn 142 years old.

Her passion for humanity and her innovative approach to education left an indelible mark on the way in which we view child development. She has truly impacted the whole world. 

“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 splendor 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

It is known that Google’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both went through the Montessori education system. Today on Google the doodle is in honor of Maria Montessori’s birthday.”

(Extract from MPS  today)

31/08/2012

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