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Real Statistics About Montessori Schools and Student Learning

                                                                                                                                            A psychology professor at the University of Virginia, Dr. Angelina Lillard, researched and documented that Montessori students EXCEL in academic and social arenas. It more so motivates children to read, analyze, synthesize, compare, contrast, categorize, and extrapolate within all subjects of the curriculum.  She concluded the Montessori students have: *more interest in …

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Absorbent Mind

Marie Montessori observed how children learned the language without anyone teaching them. This sparked her idea for the “absorbent mind”. Children simply absorb everything in the environment by experiencing it, being part of it. It is therefore important that the environment set up is good, nice and positive since this is what the child will …

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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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STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT IN A CHILD

There are 4 Distinct Planes of Development From Birth to six years In the Montessori Approach, these planes of development are seen as driving behavior in very stage of development, and education should respond to and facilitate their expression.  From birth to six years of age is the first plane.  During this period, Montessori observed …

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