Montessori Education does exactly what it sets out to do,
it doesn’t force children into a mold…
The letters kept coming asking for a list of famous Montessori graduates. I eventually decided to give people what they were looking for and started to compile a list. Even I was impressed…
- The youngest Noble Peace Prize nominee is a Montessori graduate
- The youngest Rhodes Scholar is a Montessori graduate
- The youngest artist to exhibit at the United Nations is a Montessori graduate.
It was while researching the information for this page that I noticed something. Most forms of education have produced famous graduates, but most of these graduates are in a certain field.
- Waldorf graduates are predominately in the arts,
- East Coast prep school graduates go mainly into wall street, law and politics.
- Montessori graduates, on the other hand, are across the board; computer engineering, literature, art, medicine, politics, acting, … [we “Follow the child!”]
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 …”
I am no longer hesitant to give you this list:
William Wright – an American computer game designer who’s greatest success to date is as the original designer for The Sims games series; the best-selling PC game in history.
Wright states that he enjoyed Montessori’s emphasis on creativity, problem solving, and self-motivation. .”Montessori taught me the joy of discovery…It showed you can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than a teacher explaining stuff to you. SimCity comes right out of Montessori—if you give people this model for building cities, they will abstract from it principles of urban design.” Read more about Will Wright and Montessori in:
Maria Montessori: The 138-Year-Old Inspiration Behind Spore
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