Apple is Montessori

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Alan Kay conceived of and designed the first laptop. He also coined and helped create object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design (trust me that was important).
In this 1995 interview at a Congressional Hearing, Kay explains how the Apple user interface uses the same motivational, self-construction ideas found in Montessori classrooms.

We may have learned in the wake of Steve Jobs’s death that he was both brilliant and ruthless. One thing that is certain is that he knew a good, original idea when he saw one. I am not surprised that his innovations had Montessori ideals in them.

This was originally written for a newsletter posting by Dundas Valley Montessori School’s Owner, Founder and Director, Tony Evans.

January 17, 2012. Uncategorized. No Comments.