It`s finally time for another 10 things list.
Like I promised you in my recent post today I want to give you 10 reasons why you should choose a Montessori education for your child.
But first let me tell you some things about the education.
was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational method is in use today in some public and private schools throughout the world.
The Montessori Method is basically base on educate the child in his or her natural development through an education of movements and sensorial. The goal is to induce, to educate.
Her method is based on her extensive research with “phrenasthenic” or “special needs” children and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.
But let`s get started…
The Montessori education movement believes that including different age levels into the classrooms works best in teaching the students how to learn. It has been found that children within certain age groups and levels can benefit from being in classroom with children of different ages. Montessori education promotes learning by this standard of classroom settings, and will typically have the same children in the same classroom with the same teacher for at least three years. By having different age groups in one class together, the older children will benefit by being role models and helping the younger children learn and the younger children will benefit by seeing the success of the older children.
2.Freedom of Movement.
Montessori education promotes independence in the classroom by allowing the child to move about freely to obtain necessary materials or to move around as needed. This promotes self-control and a sense of independence in the classroom. The child will also feel respected if he or she is allowed to make their own choices.
3.Freedom of Choice in Work.
A child in a Montessori sc
hool is allowed to choose their own work based on the lessons presented in class. This choice allows the child to take ownership in their work, as well as giving them a sense of purpose and excitement about their education and classwork.
Montessori schools, and even the preschool and daycares that follow the Montessori Method, allow children to learn practical life skills such as daily chores and conflict resolution. Learning these skills fosters a sense of responsibility in the child and allows them to build confidence.
Montessori schools teach children about different cultures and people, promoting respect for diversity and for others. The Montessori Education Method believes in the importance of peace and promotes respect through its global education.
Montessori emphasis on individualism combats the messages of conformity and materialism that are all too prevalent in our world today.
The Montessori method will give your family a healthy base for building a family system that hinges on respect, courtesy and mutual responsibility for keeping our home inviting, clean and pleasant.
8.From concrete to abstract.
The child quantifies a number in math for example, understands place value by having a visual representation of ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands, develops their senses by tactile experiences with rough and smooth boards, sound cylinders, color boxes, and learns land and water forms by pouring water into miniature land and water formations.
9.Children Naturally Learn Self-Discipline.
The Montessori Method allows children to choose the activities they want to work on each day, and how long they will work at a specific task, there are specific “ground rules” for the class that are consistently enforced by the teacher and other students. This environment naturally teaches children self-discipline, and it refines important skills like concentration, self-control and motivation.
10.Children open themselves to life.
“We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child’s spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active. We may even suffocate life itself. That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom.
Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.”
I hope you enjoyed the post.
I hope I have piqued your curiosity about the Montessori method.
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