What makes Montessori so specials?

  • Montessori schools begin with a deep respect for the children as unique individuals, recognizing their emotional and social environment to be an essential part of their education.
  • Emphasis is not on what is to be learnt but how. The child selects what to learn and is helped to find most effective way of learning. The focus is on developing and understanding not on mere memorization of mechanical limitation.
  • The Montessori approach recognize and address different learning styles and follows each individual’s pace of learning.
  • Children learn through hands-on experience, investigation and questioning, they are encourage to be actively involved in their learning, not passively fed information. The teacher aims to facilitate a child’s independent discovery rather than giving instruction.
  • Children in Montessori school are not afraid of making mistakes. They are encouraged to see them as natural steps in the learning process. The culture of self-correction leads to a healthy enjoyment of challenges and sense of perseverance.
  • The focus is on enjoyment in learning and on satisfaction through personal endeavor. Rewards become obsolete when the satisfaction of the task is so high. Punishments becomes unnecessary since the quickest and best way to restore good behavior is through satisfying activity. Bad behavior is always stopped but the focus then shifts to positive opportunities.
  • Children work at self-chosen tasks as well as collaborating on major projects. The emphasis is on striving for one’s personal best or for the good of all rather than on competing against each other.
  • The curriculum is carefully structured and integrated to demonstrate the connections between different subjects areas. Learning in one area thus always has relevance to others areas.
  • The value of learning is in its application. When children recognize the usefulness of what they learn, they come to enjoy learning.

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