The Montessori philosophy was developed by Dr Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy. Dr Montessori used her physiological and scientific background to create a philosophy of teaching that surpassed all expectations of what children were capable of. Dr Montessori’s method is, essentially, teach the senses, then the intellect. Science has taken over 100 years to catch up with Dr Montessori’s theories about brain development and prove her theories correct. Montessori is the only pedagogy that is used on six continents.
Montessori and the Future of Education
Dr Steven Hughes, a pediatric neuropsychologist explains why the Montessori philosophy works so well and the long term benefits of a Montessori Education.