About Montessori System

ABOUT MARIA MONTESSORI

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori (/ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːri/ MON-tiss-OR-ee, Italian: [maˈriːa montesˈsɔːri]; August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Having developed a method for teaching intellectually disabled children, Montessori wanted to apply it to those without learning disabilities. Her educational method is in use today in many public and private schools globally. 

The 8 Principles of Montessori Education

Living Montessori:
The Parent Perspective

Why Montessori School?

The Montessori class focuses on the emotional, intellectual, and physical development of each child. A child-centered classroom where each student can progress at his/her own pace is the basis of the Montessori approach. During the work period, the children teach themselves through the use of specially designed didactic materials. They are allowed to move freely through learning centers, where the teachers guide the students in choosing an activity, completing it and returning it to the shelf ready for others to use. By careful observation, the Montessori teacher introduces developmentally appropriate materials, and one success builds sequentially to another, increasing self-confidence. 
The classrooms are communities with the ground rules designed to promote independence, consideration for others, and self-discipline. The younger children teach patience and empathy, and the other children are role models, providing the younger ones with assistance with work and help in adjusting to the classroom. 

CURRICULUM 

In a Montessori class, all disciplines are integrated. Math and Language skills, knowledge of scientific principles and history complement each other, and are applied together to make each lesson meaningful and interrelated.
Each lesson employs all three modes of learning: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic – to open up the world for all the students. The children follow through with their studies individually and in small groups, proceeding at their own pace of learning. 

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