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Maria Montessori: Celebrating the Life of an Innovative Educator

on August 30, 2013

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Each year, on August 31st, Montessorians worldwide celebrate the birthday of Maria Montessori.    Kurious Kitty’s Kurio Kabait http://kuriouskitty.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-happy-birthday-month.html  and NAMC’s  Celebrating Maria Montessori’s Birthday in the Montessori Classroom http://montessoritraining.blogspot.com/2010/08/celebrating-maria-montessoris-birthday.html are just two websites that acknowledge the importance of this iconoclastic educator’s birthday.

Throughout the years, countless school and homeschool Montessorians have written to me and shared their personal Montessori success stories.   In the 2007 the AMC Montessori Centenary Newsletter http://www.amonco.org/montessori_centenary.pdf   some special Montessorians shared how the Montessori method impacted their lives. Some snippets from this special newsletter are included below.

“I was very fortunate to have been one of the first Americans assigned to investigate the research of Montessori and Piaget. My investigation took me to London where I was privileged to work with the Nuffield Foundation and, in particular Edith Biggs who was Her Majesties Minister of Maths. Montessori and Piaget were doing research for…

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