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Does Montessori Work?

Montessori parents know first-hand how this approach to education supports and nurtures children’s development in all areas: physical, intellectual, language, and social-emotional. Scientific research confirms that Montessori children have an advantage not only academically, but also in social and emotional development.

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Concrete to Abstract: Montessori Method

  In a Montessori environment, children learn by exploring and manipulating specially designed materials. Each material teaches one concept or skill at a time, and lays a foundation from which students can comprehend increasingly abstract ideas. Children work with materials at their own pace, repeating an exercise until it is mastered. The teacher may gently …

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Top 5 Reasons Why Montessori Works

 Montessori is not a trend.  It fosters independence.  Children grasp the ides of “why.”  It meets children where they are.  Learning is actually fun.  (It really is!) Choosing a school or method of education is one of the most important duties of a parent.  Parents need to base their decisions  on what type of education …

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MAXIMIZING EVERY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Maria Montessori warned us that no amount of good teaching would help children if given at the wrong time.  We must study and observe development to find our what children’s particular aptitudes are at every stage of development.  Every period prepares for the next.  If children are neglected during one period, this cannot be …

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CHOOSING A MONTESSORI SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD

TIPS FOR FINDING THE RIGHT FIT Vision Some schools are more traditional, others are more flexible, taking into account changes in culture, research, and technology and incorporating these into the school’s culture.  Be sure the philosophy of the school matches your personal parenting philosophy. Teacher Preparation Dr. Montessori was very precise about the responsibilities of …

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THE MONTESSORI APPROACH

THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT PRINCIPLES THIRTEEN – FIFTEEN Children are encouraged to dress themselves and be responsible for their own belongings.  Children need to wear clothing that the can manage in order to allow them to be independent. Asking permission to go to the restroom, to the water fountain, or to repeat …

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A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT

THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT PRINCIPLES SEVEN – NINE Children freely choose work in the classroom, responding to internal needs and working individually for the most part. Individual work encourages independence; once a child has been presented with a lesson they are free to use it when they desire (if it’s not being …

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A MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT

The General Principles of a Montessori Environment Principles Four – Six The children’s lessons are very purposeful, specifically catering to each stage of the child’s development.  The children work according to their choice and capability and no comparisons to children of equal age are made. The Montessori environment contains self-correcting materials.  The child’s self-esteem is …

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