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About Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori was a noted Italian educator, physician and innovator best remembered for being the founder of the Montessori educational approach, which focuses on the way kids naturally learn. She opened the first Montessori school the Casa dei Bambini (“Children's House”) in 1907. Today, there are tens of thousands of Montessori schools and training centers across the world.
She was the daughter of Renilde Stoppani and Alessandro Montessori. She never got married but did have a romantic relationship with a fellow doctor named Giuseppe Montesano. The relationship produced her only child Mario Montessori Sr. in 1898.
She was the first woman in Italy to qualify as a physician.
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Famous quotes by Maria Montessori
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education all politics can do is keep us out of war.Maria Montessori
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?Maria Montessori
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.Maria Montessori
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.'Maria Montessori
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!Maria Montessori
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.Maria Montessori
We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.Maria Montessori
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.Maria Montessori
We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori's Popularity
Maria Montessori was a famous Italian physician and educator, who was born on August 31, 1870. As a person born on this date, Maria Montessori is listed in our database as the 34th most popular celebrity for the day (August 31) and the 4th most popular for the year (1870).
People born on August 31 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Maria Montessori is the 1070th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Maria Montessori's birthday, Maria Montessori is the 83rd most famous Italian.
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