[ mon-tuh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee; Italian mawn-tes-saw-ree ]

  1. Ma·ri·a [muh-ree-uh; Italian mah-ree-ah], /məˈri ə; Italian mɑˈri ɑ/, 1870–1952, Italian educator.

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How to use Montessori in a sentence

  • These pundits were raised by pot-smoking single moms and went to Montessori schools.

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  • Then have again a brief discussion: Is the Montessori system adapted to American children?

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

  • The Montessori apparatus was originally devised by Dr. Seguin for the instruction of mental defectives.

  • This is the social aspect, which finds its explanation in Dr. Montessori's own story of her first school.

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  • In the second year the Froebelian gift work should predominate, without absolute exclusion of the Montessori exercises.

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British Dictionary definitions for Montessori


/ (ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːrɪ, Italian montesˈsɔːri) /

  1. Maria (maˈriːa). 1870–1952, Italian educational reformer, who evolved the Montessori method of teaching children

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