Sep 19, 2010

Montessori’s Life and Work to be Discussed at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, October 9

October is Italian Heritage Month, and this year honors Italian and Italian-American women. As part of the celebration, on Saturday, October 9 at 2 p.m. freelance writer and lecturer Elisa Infosino will present “A Tribute to Dr. Maria Montessori, Internationally Renowned Educator and Physician,” at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.  

The first Italian female physician, Dr. Montessori (1870-1952) was a pioneer in the field of medicine and founder of the revolutionary Montessori Methodof education. Using insights gained from her successful work with learning-disabled children, her Montessori Method creates an environment that helps children learn at their own pace, and encourages them to work independently and with their peers with little adult supervision. Over 50 years after her death, schools based on Dr. Montessori’s method continue to thrive in the United States and worldwide.

Elisa Infosino is a freelance writer and lecturer based in New York. Since 2007 she has delivered programs for Italian Heritage Month, and has written about real estate, New York tourism and cultural venues. She currently works in real estate property management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Government and Politics from St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York.

Seating is limited. Admission is $10 for non-members and $5 for members.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is owned and operated by the Order Sons of Italy in America.

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