[mon-tuh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee; Italian mawn-tes-saw-ree]
- Ma·ri·a [muh-ree-uh; Italian mah-ree-ah] /məˈri ə; Italian mɑˈri ɑ/, 1870–1952, Italian educator.
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Examples from the Web for montessori
These pundits were raised by pot-smoking single moms and went to Montessori schools.Why 2016’s Hopefuls Are Hopeless
P. J. O’Rourke
November 22, 2014
The Montessori pupil does about as he pleases, so long as he does not do any harm.
No serious discussion of the Montessori system can avoid these questions.
Not many of them will expect that the Montessori method will regenerate humanity.
Perhaps, since he is to be a book reviewer, H. should go to a Montessori school.Seeing Things at Night
The households they were brought up in were no more average households than a Montessori school is an average school.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
- Maria (maˈriːa). 1870–1952, Italian educational reformer, who evolved the Montessori method of teaching children
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Word Origin and History for montessori
1912, in reference to the system of education through free but guided play, devised 1907 by Italian educationist Maria Montessori (1870-1952).
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