*All that is the highest ability, thought. and action in me, greets all that is the highest ability, thought and action in you*

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Inspirational 12yo for Environmental Change

Twelve-yr-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki's famous speech to the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Brazil is now available on YouTube! Hooray! I'm very glad to see this because people these days might be a bit more inclined to listen to what she's saying.

You can read more about Severn's current activities at

"I don't know if Severn was a Montessori student. I assume not. She is the sort of person with which Montessori schools should be flooding the planet, were we to live up to our vision and our rhetoric. Are we? If so, how can we help them be more visible? If not, why not? I think these are important questions for us to be asking." ~ Peace, John Snyder
What a world we would have if every child could reach their full potential!
Children's organizations can be listed here:

Friday, September 7, 2007


"My vision of the future is no longer of people taking exams and proceeding on that certification from the secondary school to the university, but of individuals passing from one stage of independence to a higher, by means of their own activity, through their own effort of will, which constitutes the inner evolution of the individual."
- Maria Montessori, quoted at the beginning of "From Childhood to Adolescence"