During a lecture in London, 1946, the educator Maria Montessori told the audience that “progress is not linear.” Here’s to embracing both the ups and downs of genuine growth, in children and in ourselves.
“The purpose of education must be to elevate the individual.” Maria Montessori
“Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining …” Maria Montessori
“In our system we obviously have a different concept of discipline. The discipline that we are looking for is active. We do not believe that one is disciplined only when he is artificially made as silent as a mute and as motionless as a paralytic. Such a one is not disciplined but annihilated.” Maria Montessori
"Let the teacher not lose sight of the fact that the goal sought is not an immediate one - not the hike - but rather to make the spiritual being which she is educating capable of finding his way by himself.” Maria Montessori