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Maria Montessori meets Benjamin Franklin

Maria Montessori Bejamin Franklin education

The intent of good quotes is lost over time. That is even true for quotes by Maria Montessori and Benjamin Franklin. They are often misunderstood. Or they stand alone and just don’t stick. That’s why we take the two troublemakers’ quotes and mash them together in a dialogue.

This time on learning how to learn as the prerequisite for wisdom. We connected the passionate advocate of scientific pedagogy Maria Montessori with the jack-of-all-polymaths Benjamin Franklin. Two great divergent thinkers pondering about education in their most quotes…

Maria: “To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator.”

Benjamin: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Maria: “Education is a work of self-organization by which man adapts himself to the conditions of life.”

Benjamin: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

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