Maria Montessori

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Maria Montessori

After being the first woman to earn a medical degree in Italy she was appointed as an assistant instructor at the University of Rome in psychiatric clinic. It was there that she came in contact with children and it inspired her to help children learn. She was invited by the director of the Roman Association for Good Building to help organize schools for young children. She tested her ideas at the first school she organized Casa dei Bambini and that is where she perfected her system. The Montessori Method

Maria Montessori


About Maria:She was born August 31st, 1870 in Chiaravalle, Italy. She was born to a middle class, well educated family. There was conservative roles for women in Italy where she grew up. At age 14 she broke out of the conservative roles. She attended a boys technical school. She went to medical school and graduated with high honors. She became the first female doctor in Italy.Pediatrics and psychiatry was Montessori's specialties.



The Montessori Method:-Respect for the Child is the foundation of teaching children.-Sensitive periods when teaching children-Children learn best in a prepared environment-Children are capable of teaching themselves-The teacher's role is to be there to help guide the child if needed but not get in the child's way of experience



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