David DeHetre, released under the Creative Commons License, some rights reserved “Once we have accepted and established our principles, the abolition of prizes and external forms of punishment will follow naturally. Man, disciplined through liberty, begins to desire the true and only prize which will never belittle or disappoint him,- the birth of human power […]
Category Archives: Montessori Quick Bites
Items which usually begin with a quote from Dr. Montessori followed by ruminations on the themes she has brought up.
“From such a system there comes forth a school where the children work for themselves – that is, they are free. In this freedom they work much more than heretofore has been customary in school… Lars Plougmann, released under the Creative Commons License, some rights reserved and they attain culture more rapidly and more efficaciously… […]
Marcin Bajer released under the Creative Commons License, some rights reserved “Often those adults who work tirelessly to encourage the habit of truth in the child surround him with the kind of falseness that cannot even be reckoned as a "little lie" but is premeditated and has as its end the deception of the […]
"Often what we call naughtiness on the part of the individual child is rebellion against our own mistakes in educating him. The coercive means which we adopt toward children are what destroy their natural tranquility. A healthy child, in his moments of freedom, succeeds in escaping from the toys inflicted upon him by his parents, […]
"A child asked his father once why leaves were green. The father thought how intelligent his child was, so he gave a long explanation of chloroplasm and chlorophyll and of the blue rays of the sun, etc. Presently he heard the child mumbling and listened; the child said: ‘Oh, why did I ask Papa? I […]