Montessorians see text books as limiting. “It is the third day of the fourth month so everybody turn to page 64.” Instead we believe in giving children the information they need in a multitude of ways. We teach them the
When multi-age education is done correctly it is a joy. To begin with, older children help younger ones. The competent older children can reinforce their understanding of the content material while the younger ones have it taught to them in
This is a very important question. Many educational programs and philosophies have purported to help children but after extensive research this have been proven not to be the case.
Montessori education has been at the forefront of these studies and
Whenever I hear this question I think about a scene in the movie Mean Girls. Kady, the movie’s protagonist, has been home-schooled in Africa by her anthropologist parents. Her first ‘real’ school is a public high school.
At first she
You will receive different answers from different Montessori teachers predominantly depending on their backgrounds and where they are teaching.
AMI Montessorians, especially those that come from a preschool environment and have followed their students to the elementary level will be
How do the children learn in such an environment? How does a teacher know that every child is learning if every child isn’t doing the exact thing at the exact same time?
There is a lot of structure in a
A sentence using the latest educational catch phrases:
Montessori education is scientifically based, multi-modality, data-driven differentiated instruction using small flexible groupings for explicit instruction and individualized practiced during an extended global access time to insure that each student is working
Montessori education is based on the belief that children are individuals with their own strengths, needs, likes and learning styles. To used the latest educational catch phrases, Montessori education is ‘multi-modality, differentiated instruction.
In more everyday terms, Montessorians disagree with