The Life and Legacy of Dr. Maria Montessori
Dr Montessori learned, as I learned, and as every teacher must learn, that only through freedom can individuals develop self control, self independence, will power and initiative. There is no education except self-education. There is no effective discipline except self-discipline. All that parents and teachers can do for the child is to surround him with right condition. He will do the rest; and the things her will do for himself are the only things that really count in his education."
~ Anne Sullivan Macy, teacher to Helen Keller
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The History of Montessori Education by Giraffe Childcare