A passage in the book The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson, highlighted the Montessori experience of Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Both Brin and Page attended Montessori schools as children, where independent thinking was nurtured. “It’s not like somebody is telling you what to do,” Sergey Brin said. “You have to plot your own path.” It was something he shared with Page. When asked later whether having parents who were professors was a key to their success, they both cited going to Montessori schools as a more important factor. “I think it was part of that training of not following rules and orders, and being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world and doing things a little bit differently,” Page contended.
What a fantastic reminder of the truly amazing mindset of the Montessori-educated person!