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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was a famous doctor and teacher; she was the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School, and she was one of the first female physicians in Italy. Montessori worked with children for most of her life; teaching them, observing them, and taking care of them; her theory was: “Children teach themselves if only we will dedicate ourselves to the self-creating process of the child (Gordon and Brown 13-336).” She believed that...

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Maria Montessori biography

MARIA MONTESSORI BIOGRAPHY Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870, in Chiaravalle, Italy. In 1907 she was placed in charge of the Casa dei Bambini school. By 1925, more than 1,000 Montessori schools had opened in the United States. By 1940 the Montessori movement had faded, but it was revived in the 1960s. During World War II, Montessori developed Education for Peace in India, and earned two Nobel Peace Prize nominations. She died May 6, 1952, in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands. Early Life ...

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Maria Montessori and Child

reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.” *** “Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission.” *** More Maria Montessori Quotes… *** “The child becomes a person through work.” *** “To aid life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the basic task of the educator.” *** “The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and...

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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravelle, Italy, on the 31st of August, 1870. In 1894 she was the first woman to graduate in Medicine from the University of Rome, and in 1899 she began a study of educational problems of handicapped children. Working on lines first laid down by the French physian E. Seguin, she achieved excellent results and the children under her guidance passed the state examination in reading and writing for normal children. Montessori’s involvement with the...

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Review of the Montessori Method

“The Montessori Method” Review Paper Lisa Ahlgrim National Louis University Maria Montessori was a visionary woman, passionate about providing quality education to all children. Born in 1870, at a time where few women attended college and were not expected to work in any area other than teaching, Maria grew up determined to become a doctor in spite of society, and even her father’s reservations. She was not accepted into the University of Rome, but with her spirit of perseverance, Maria gained...

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Montessori Philosophy & History

Philosophy & History Paper Maria Montessori was born in 1870 and in 1896 became the first female doctor in Italy, graduating from the University of Rome's medical school. In 1899 she was in charge of director of an Orthographic School, a school for children who were regarded as 'hopelessly deficient'. For 2 years, she worked with these children and under her direction, the children developed to such an extent that a number of them were able to read & write well enough to be successful at a public...

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Maria Montessori's Science of Pedagogy

Maria Montessori’s Science of Pedagogy L. K. Brendtro Augustana College Abstract In this article, the author explains how Maria Montessori is best known for her radical contribution in the education for disadvantaged children. Montessori used her scientific skills as a medical physician to develop a new science of pedagogy that has helped in the transformation of education indelibly. By studying how children learn, Montessori was able to show educators that even students with disadvantages...

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Sensitive Periods: The sensitive period for small objects In her work Dr. Montessori identified what she called Human Tendencies - lifelong tendencies that serve us in adaptation, etc.  (Which I've written about previously) - and Sensitive Periods - short lived "windows of opportunity" for learning something specific with the greatest ease.  The brain of the child from before birth to about age 6 has periods of 'sensitivity' for certain things.  From before birth, and lasting until 3, there is...

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Maria Montessori

The Montessori Philosophy Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was truly a radical in terms of her philosophy regarding children and the fact that she was putting it forward at a time when children were most often thought of as extensions of their parent, their parents' beliefs and culture, and a creature to be shaped in ways that would create an "appropriate" and "successful" adult based on those beliefs. The collective consciousness regarding childrearing was that it was important to replicate...

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Montessori Math Rationale

especially interested in mathematics. Rather than find them boring and absurd, they find them interesting and absorbing. It is a fact that most children in our Montessori schools manage to achieve great enthusiasm while working with mathematics. Is the preparation of their minds that allows them to reach this pleasure." Maria Montessori, London Lectures, 1946, p 41 Mathematics has always been a difficult subject for students. Many children have developed phobias and barriers towards mathematics...

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