One would like to know in a few clear words what this Montessori Method really is. If we were to eliminate not only the name “Method” but also its common conceptions, things would become much cleaner. We must consider the human personally and not method of education. For the term “method” , we should substitute something like this: “Help given in order that the human personality may achieve its independence, “or “means offered to deliver the human personality from the oppression of age-old prejudices regarding education. “The defense of the child , the scientific recognition of his/her nature, the social proclamation of his/her rights, must replace the piecemeal ways of conceiving education.
To explain this, there exists an example of a mother eagle. The mother eagle makes its nest at the end of a high mountain cliff where its offspring hatch and grow; the mother nurture its young ones with great love and care until one day it leads the little ones to the edge of the cliff and gives them a push. This push forces the baby eagle to fly. This push puts the little one under compulsion to grow up and soar to the heavenly skies and fly to distant land experiencing the beauty of this universe. This push can be given only with the strength of mind and confidence. Attachment and over indulgence can never enable the child to grow into an adult stage. In this living world everything is active. In our most recent courses, in face, we call the child, “Man”.