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Montessori’s Google Doodle

Montessori's Google DOodle

How awesome is this? It is wonderful to see Google paying tribute to Maria Montessori’s 142nd birthday (Aug 31, 1870). According to PC Magazine, “Google’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both went through the Montessori education system and have credited it for their success.” Read all about it by clicking the image.

Isn’t it great the ‘G’ is in CURSIVE?

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  1. shel29
    September 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Montessori is an education paradigm that lets children be children and do what they do best: explore according to their interests. Self-motivated learning is real learning, and it stays with you for life, as your article shows. Maybe someday public schools will come out of its illusions and make room for student-directed, open-ended learning.

  2. September 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks, Shel. One of my favorite aspects of Montessori is the idea of ‘follow the child’ which is very hard to do in a system that demands conformity of instruction, pacing and outcomes. It would be great if Montessori ideas were widely adapted in public systems, but it is hard to imagine bureaucratic systems that make room for such individualization.

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