“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and richer lives. Maria Montessori figured this out a long time ago.
“I am not a Montessori scholar at all, but I know that at the heart of it is self-direction and letting kids follow their own curiosity,not dictating things, not bribing them or threatening them, but allowing self-direction as the pathway to understanding and excellence.
“Montessori is at the heart of an approach to motivation that the science shows is both more humane and more effective. Every school, educator, and parent can learn from this enduring and successful approach.”
Daniel Pink, from his book, “Drive”