In Honor of Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori is best known for cultivating a curriculum that put the theories of her early 19th century contemporaries into practice.   For centuries philosophers understood that the way to the brain was through the hand-  Piaget’s research (a close friend of Maria Montessori) bore its truth.   Today, we continue to enjoy and celebrate the genius inherent in Montessori classrooms worldwide.

“The human hand allows the mind to reveal itself.”                                              -Dr. Maria Montessori

“The growing child must derive a vitalizing sense of reality from the awareness that his individual way of mastering experience (his ego synthesis) is a successful variant of a group identity and is in accord with its space-time and life plan.”

Erik Erikson
Identity and the Life Cycle, 1994

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