- “I know, Little Man, you are quick with the diagnosis of craziness when you meet a truth you don’t like. And you feel yourself as the ‘homo normalis’. You have locked up crazy people, and the normal people manage this world. Who then is to blame for all the misery? Not you, of course, you only do your duty, and who are you to have an opinion of your own? I know, you don’t have to repeat it. It isn’t you that matters, Little Man. But when I think of your newborn children, of how you torture them in order to make them into ‘normal’ human beings after your image.” Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!
- “You’ve locked up all the lunatics and the world is run by normal people. Then who’s to blame for all the trouble? Not you, of course; you only do your duty, and who are you to have an opinion of your own? I know. You don’t have to say it again. It’s not you I’m worried about, little man! But when I think of your children, when I think how you torment the life out of them trying to make them “normal” life yourself, I almost want to come back to you and do what I can to stop your crimes. But I also know that you’ve taken precautions against that by appointing commissioners of education and child care.” Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!
- “That’s megalomania. The man is stark raving mad!”
I know, little man, you’re very quick to diagnose madness when a truth doesn’t suit you. You regard yourself as “normal”! Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!
- “An eternal question about children is, how should we educate them? Politicians and educators consider more school days in a year, more science and math, the use of computers and other technology in the classroom, more exams and tests, more certification for teachers, and less money for art. All of these responses come from the place where we want to make the child into the best adult possible, not in the ancient Greek sense of virtuous and wise, but in the sense of one who is an efficient part of the machinery of society. But on all these counts, soul is neglected.” Thomas Moore
- “Integration of the left and right brain hemispheres is important so that the whole brain is involved in the thinking and learning process. Getting both sides of the brain working together helps to develop the nerve pathways between the left and right hand side of the brain.” Parkland School, Left and Right Brain Integration
- “Organisms with a bilaterally symmetric nervous system face a problem – how to integrate functions across the two sides so that behavioral outputs can be coordinated for the entire body. In the brain this is important to allow integration of the large number of cognitive “modules” which are differentially lateralised…” Kevin Mitchell, Connecting Left and Right
- The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.