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Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives: education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not only by listening to words, but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants of the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be the victim of events but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society.

Maria Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori was the first woman physician in Italy, graduating from the University of Rome in 1898. She specialized in pediatrics and discovered the marvelous abilities of young children to learn through their senses. Today there are thousands of Montessori schools throughout the U.S. and the world.

The child has one intuitive aim: his self development. He desperately wants to develop his inner resources: his abilities to cope with a strange complex world. He wants to do and learn and see for himself, and not through the eyes of an adult. The.child who accomplishes this moves into harmony with the rest of the world. He becomes a full person.

~ Dr. Maria Montessori

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