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Is there a thoughtful parent living who has not quailed at the haphazard way in which Fate has pitchforked him into a profession greatly important and enormously difficult? Parents are not only not stricken to the earth by the responsibilities of their situation, but as a class are singularly...
This chapter is intended only to be a plain narration of a few of the sights encountered by an ordinary observer in a morning in a Montessori school. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
Of course one day's observations do not give even a bird's-eye view of all the operations of a Montessori school, and this chapter is intended to supplement somewhat the very incomplete survey of the last (Fisher; see record 2009-00583-001) and to touch at least, in passing, upon some of the...
It is always essential to an understanding of any educational system to comprehend first of all the underlying principle before going on to its adaptation to actual conditions. For my own convenience I have made two main divisions of the different branches on which the Montessori system is...
This chapter describes some of the educational apparatus and the methods for reading and writing used in the Montessori system. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
The first thing to do, if you can manage it, is to secure a set of the Montessori apparatus. There is nothing magical or miraculous about the Montessori apparatus. It is as yet the best raw material produced for satisfying the intellectual hunger of normal children from three to six, but it will...
It may not be presumptuous for us, in addition to exercising our children with the apparatus devised by Dr. Montessori, to attempt to apply her main principles in ways which she has not happened to hit upon. She herself would be the first to urge us to do this, since she constantly reiterates...
The principle of the Montessori school is the ideal principle of democracy, namely, that human beings reach their highest development (and hence are of most use to society) only when for the growth of their individuality they have the utmost possible liberty which can be granted them without...
The question which concerns us is, how the Montessori methods can be used to benefit our own children, in our own everyday, American family life. It must be stated uncompromisingly, to begin with, that they can be applied to our daily lives only if we experience a "change of heart." We are...
Discipline means, of course, "the capacity for self-control." I had no sooner formulated this definition than I saw that I had been, in my practical use of the word, omitting half of it, and that the vital half. It was not discipline I had been vainly seeking at the Casa dei Bambini, it was...
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