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Montessori is a method of education named after Dr. Maria Montessori.
Maria Montessori was the first woman in Italy to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Because she was educated as a doctor, Maria Montessori looked at education with a scientific perspective.
Montessori believed that education should prepare a child for all aspects of life. She designed materials and techniques that would promote a natural growth of learning in students. These materials and techniques are common to all Montessori classrooms.
Working with these materials and techniques forms a pattern that children carry over naturally to reading, writing, and mathematics. Each skill is developed to interlock with another.
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'” Dr. Maria Montessori