As you can see, I have gotten rid of numbers. They kept getting mixed up and confusing. The schedule for other MHM’s will be at the end of this post.
Date of Birth: 1870
School(s): University of Rome
When Did I First Hear About Her: I have this book called Girls Who Grew Up Great: A Book of Encouragement for Girls About Amazing Women Who Dared to Dream by Gwendolyn Gray. I’ve had it since first grade, when it was given to me. It has all these short bios about women who changed the world in a way. I pulled it out for this MHM, and there, the first woman, was who I wanted to do.
What Makes Her One of my Heroes: Maria Montessori created this type of learning program called the Montessori method. It’s a way to learn that is used in many schools now. Children learn to be independent and have fun learning. It prepares them for the future and stuff.
But before she even created that, Montessori defied her parents and went to medical school. While she was working as a physician she developed an interest in how children learn. She worked with mentally disabled children, and then began to study how children learn. In the book it says, “…she developed a method of education in which adults direct a child’s self-learning process.”
This method is used in many schools to this day. And it was created by a woman in the early 1900’s!
Here is a video about the Montessori method:
Quotes: “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.”
“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”
“Within the child lies the fate of the future.”
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”
Schedule for January 2015 MHM:
Chloe @ Free As a Girl With Wings
Wrap-up by Chloe