THE MONTESSORI METHOD: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in “The Children’s Houses”
By Maria Montessori, published 1912
To learn more about the origin of the Childrens’ Houses and the Montessori Method…
…you can download the original book here: The Montessori Method
To see more photos of early Montessori Classrooms in Italy….
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“As I reflected upon this, I realized that this, more than the ‘scientifically based research’ and the ‘education articles,’ the list of our famous graduates proves that Montessori Education does exactly what it sets out to do, it doesn’t force children into a mold, it doesn’t work just for one type of child, instead, when done correctly, Montessori Education helps each child reach their full potential, whether that potential is in art, science, literature, computers, music, performance …”
Bilingual education facilitates connections beyond the confines of a classroom.
- Valeria Pelet: How did you get into teaching?
- Teresa Chávez: My first passion was poetry. When I was in college, I was also working as a teacher, but as a volunteer. After that, since I was trying to improve my Spanish and I was also clinging to the idea of studying the humanities, I decided to move to Costa Rica. I began to teach, and then I taught in Lima, in Peru, and then in Minneapolis. It was quite a long process to discover that I liked the field of teaching and education.
- Pelet: Why do you think bilingual education is important?….
The Alphabet of Life: “What do you need for life—what do you need to be able to adapt to this world?”
“Montessori was concerned about how to make children happy. She gave the children a place to live. A place where they could live and they could act and they could really feel safe. Where they could acquire certain conditions for character development, which are: self-confidence, self-value, and a wonderful personality.”
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