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
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.
Contributed by: Zaady
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
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.
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