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Montessori

[mon-tuh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee; Italian mawn-tes-saw-ree]
noun
  1. Ma·ri·a [muh-ree-uh; Italian mah-ree-ah] /məˈri ə; Italian mɑˈri ɑ/, 1870–1952, Italian educator.
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Contemporary Examples of montessori

Historical Examples of montessori

  • The Montessori pupil does about as he pleases, so long as he does not do any harm.

    The Montessori Method

    Maria Montessori

  • No serious discussion of the Montessori system can avoid these questions.

    The Montessori Method

    Maria Montessori

  • Not many of them will expect that the Montessori method will regenerate humanity.

    The Montessori Method

    Maria Montessori

  • Perhaps, since he is to be a book reviewer, H. should go to a Montessori school.

  • The households they were brought up in were no more average households than a Montessori school is an average school.


British Dictionary definitions for montessori

Montessori

noun
  1. 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

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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