Dr Maria Montessori, and Italian woman who developed the child education method we now know as Montessori. Through her work and study of children, Dr Montessori developed a unique form of teaching method based on various principles and it’s these principles that are still very much alive in Montessori schools today.
Montessori’s influence can be seen not only in the number of schools that bear her name, but throughout the fields of child care, education and child development. Many of her ideas are now part of our common knowledge, language and thinking about children. She was an innovator in the field of education and ideas that were once met with great resistance in her day now seem natural as accepted aspects of childhood.