Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Maria Montessori Schooling

One hundred years ago, Maria Montessori opened her first day care center. Her 'unruly' children were from one of Rome's worst neighborhoods, but her innovative teaching methods allowed three and four year old children to learn reading.

Maria treated her young students with respect resulting in self-respect. That is an innovative method of child care. Maybe she read Confucius:
A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?
Her methods are still used today. The International Montessori Index provides details helpful in selecting schools around the world that follow her teachings. Also, for parents who want to incorporate the philosophy, click here.

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