Maria Montessori Quotes

Maria Montessori Quotes: It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfil his potential possibilities.
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Maria Montessori Quote: When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let us take the child out to show him real things instead of making objects which represent ideas and closing them up in cupboards.
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Quotes about Maria Montessori: The teacher's task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.
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Quote about Maria Montessori: There is in the child a special kind of sensitivity which leads him to absorb everything about him, and it is this work of observing and absorbing that alone enables him to adapt himself to life
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Maria Montessori Sayings: The instructions of the teacher consist then merely in a hint, a touch-enough to give a start to the child. The rest develops of itself.
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Maria Montessori Saying: Let us treat them [children], therefore, with all the kindness which we would wish to help to develop in them.
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Sayings about Maria Montessori: The whole of mankind is one and only one, one race, one class and one society.
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Saying about Maria Montessori: No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child ... No slave was ever so much the property of his master as the child is of his parent ... Never were the rights of man ever so disregarded as in the case of the child.
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Maria Montessori Quotes: We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
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Maria Montessori Quote: One of the great problems facing men is their failure to realize the fact that a child possesses an active psychic life even when he cannot manifest it, and that the child must secretly perfect this inner life over a long period of time.
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Quotes about Maria Montessori: ...we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. The teacher's task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.
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Quote about Maria Montessori: The objects in our system are instead a help to the child himself, he chooses what he wants for his own use, and works with it according to his own needs, tendencies and special interests. In this way, the objects become a means of growth.
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Maria Montessori Sayings: Children have an anxious concern for living beings, and the satisfaction of this instinct fills them with delight. It is therefore easy to interest them in taking care of plants and especially of animals. Nothing awakens foresight in a small child such as this. When he knows that animals have need of him, that little plants will dry up if he does not water them, he binds together with a new thread of love today's passing moments with those of the morrow.
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Maria Montessori Saying: A child is an eager observer and is particularly attracted by the actions of the adults and wants to imitate them. In this regard an adult can have a kind of mission. He can be an inspiration for the child's actions, a kind of open book wherein a child can learn how to direct his own movements. But an adult, if he is to afford proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the child who is watching him can clearly see his actions in all their particulars.
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Sayings about Maria Montessori: Adults look upon a child as something empty that is to be filled through their own efforts, as something inert and helpless for which they must do everything, as something lacking an inner guide and in constant need of inner direction. . . . An adult who acts in this way, even though he may be convinced that he is filled with zeal, love, and a spirit of sacrifice on behalf of his child, unconsciously suppresses the development of the child's own personality.
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Saying about Maria Montessori: He who experiments must, while doing so, divest himself of every preconception. It is clear then that if we wish to make use of a method of experimental psychology, the first thing necessary is to renounce all former creeds and to proceed by means of the method in the search for truth.
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Maria Montessori Quotes: But an adult if he is to provide proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the child who is watching him can clearly see his actions in all their particulars.
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Maria Montessori Quote: What advice can we give to new mothers? Their children need to work at an interesting occupation: they should not be helped unnecessarily, nor interrupted, once they have begun to do something intelligent.
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