31 Aug '12, 1pm

Maria Montessori Google Logo: Google’s Founders Childhood Education

It is well known that Google’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, as children were educated under the Montessori education system. They are proud of it and consider it one of the fundamental reasons they are so successful today. Today is the 142nd birthday of the late Maria Montessori, who founded that education model. To celebrate her work and contributions, Google has a special Google Logo (aka Doodle) for her. Today, there are about 20,000 schools for children between the ages of newborns to 18 years old that use this model. Here are the fundamental components of this model: Mixed age classrooms, with classrooms for children aged 2½ or 3 to 9 years old by far the most common Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options Uninterrupted blocks of work time A Constructivist or “discovery” model, where students learn concepts from working with ma...

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