Born today was Maria Montessori.
Teaching the young was her glory.
Her philosophy? Each learns at their pace
In a richly stimulating sensory space.
"Today, however, those things which occupy us in the field of education are the interests of humanity at large and of civilization, and before such great forces we can recognize only one country—the entire world. [Maria Montessori, The Montessori Method, translated by Anne E. George] Quoted on the American Montessori Society website.