A Tribute to Maria Montessori

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A presentation that includes quotes, visuals, and audio to capture the essence of a great educator, philosopher, and humanitarian

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Joseph Kresse

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“Of all things, love is the most potent.”

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“Free the child's potential,

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and you will transform him into the world.”

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“The things a child sees are not just remembered,

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they form a part of their soul.”

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“Tell me and I’ll forget,

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Show me and I may remember,

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Involve me and I’ll understand.”

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“The human hand allows the mind to reveal itself.”

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“The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”

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“These words reveal the child’s inner needs,

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Help me to do it alone.”

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“The greatest sign of success for a teacher,

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is to be able to say,

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the children are now working as if I did not exist.”

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“One test of the correctness of educational procedure,

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is the happiness of the child.”

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“Never help a child with a task

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at which he feels he can succeed.”

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“Imitation is the first instinct

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of the awakening mind.”

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“We especially need imagination in science,

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It is not all mathematics, nor all logic,

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but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.”

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“The world of education is like an island,

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where people, cut off from the world,

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are prepared for life by exclusion from it.”

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“I keep pointing at the child…

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they keep staring at my finger.”

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“The essence of independence

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is to be able to do something for one’s self.”

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“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education,

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all politics can do,

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is keep us out of war.”

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and a promise for mankind.” “The child is both a hope

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“The unknown energy that can help humanity,

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is that which lies hidden in the child.”

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“To aid life, leaving it free, however,

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that is the basic task of the educator.”

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“If help and salvation are to come, for the children are… the makers of men.” Dr. Maria Montessori they can only come from children,

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