Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name. “Her method was founded on the observation of children at liberty to act freely in an environment prepared to meet their needs. Montessori came to the conclusion that the children’s spontaneous activity in this environment revealed an internal program of development, and that the appropriate role of the educator was to remove obstacles to this natural development and provide opportunities for it to proceed and flourish.”
A strong advocate for children’s rights and education focused on children’s natural talents, Maria was recognized by many including Alexander Graham Bell and UNESCO. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Montessori
Today’s haiku: Happy Birthday Maria Montessori
Learning how you feel
develop at your level
express your talent
While I never personally attended a Montessori school or a school using her method, I have benefited by knowing someone who has. Thank you, and happy birthday, Maria.