Only when the child is able to identify its own center with the center of the universe does education really begin.
Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952)
Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 16
Contributed by: Chris
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
Contributed by: Zaady
Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined.
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
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