Montessori & Orff
Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and teacher working in the fields of anthropology, education and psychiatry. She pioneered the Montessori method of education, where each child is born with a unique potential to be revealed, rather than as a “blank slate” waiting to be written upon. She was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree and her pioneering educational method is practiced in dozens of countries around the world.
Carl Orff was a German composer, conductor and teacher primarily known for his contributions to music education. He developed a system of teaching children about music through group exercises and the use of percussion instruments to help develop a sense of rhythm.