Sunday, January 15, 2006

Maria Montessori

"Supposing I said there was a planet without schools or teachers, study was unknown, and yet the inhabitants – doing nothing but living and walking about – came to know all things ....Well, just this, which seems to fanciful as to be nothing but the invention of a fertile imagination, is a reality. It is the child's way of learning."

Dr. Maria Montessori


Mary G said...


What a great rationale for unschooling. I love this quote -- maybe this is the one I should tatoo on my hand ;-O

Cay said...

I'm tickled to see you quoting Maria Montessori.

I've been reading a lot on her. : )

Anonymous said...

I was just typing up these Montessori quotes to inspire me:

"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator" The Absorbant Mind

"We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit."
- Education for a New World

I am rather drawn to Montessori...she has a wonderful way of looking at children and really seeing them!

God Bless!
Donna Marie from NJ
hs momma of 7 dc