"The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
- Maria Montessori
"Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." - Maria Montessori
Montessori is based on the premise that education should be an aid to life. Dr. Maria Montessori believed that "no human being is educated by another person." Dr. Montessori felt that the goal of early childhood education was to cultivate the child's own natural desire to learn. A truly educated individual continues learning long after the hours and years they spend in the classroom because that person is motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love of knowledge.