We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
– Maria Montessori
The environment itself will teach the child, if every error he makes is manifested to him, without the intervention of a parent of teacher, who should remain a quiet observer of all that happens.
The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.
The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation.
Growth comes from activity, not from intellectual understanding.
We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself.