“The first task of education is to stimulate life – leaving it then free to develop, to unfold”, stated Maria Montessori over more than a century ago.
Today, the educational triangle on which her pedagogy is based and its fundamental principles are being proven by neuroscience.
Steve Hughes, pediatric neuropsychologist and former president of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology, has for years has studied the benefits that Montessori education has in neurological development. Steve is strongly convinced that the Montessori Method strengthens certain brain functions that help to expand cognitive development.
At GreenLeaves Montessori we have chosen some discoveries of neuroscience that support what Maria Montessori appreciated through her observation and work with children throughout her life.