Montessori Method and History

WHAT IS MONTESSORI? The Montessori method of teaching aims for the fullest possible development of the whole child, ultimately preparing him for life’s many rich experiences. Complemented by her training in medicine, psychology and anthropology, Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952) developed her philosophy of education based upon actual observations of children. Children pass through…

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What is Montessori Education?

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the…

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HISTORY OF THE MONTESSORI METHOD

Children build themselves from what they find in their environment. Dr. Maria Montessori, who in 1896 became Italy’s first female physician, discovered that fact through research on children with disabilities. Her findings of how children learn inspired her to return to the University of Rome to study psychology and philosophy, and later teach anthropology. In…

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Research shows benefits of Montessori education

A method of schooling that focuses on personal development rather than exams produces more mature, creative and socially adept children, scientists have found. Psychologists in the US found that across a range of abilities, children at Montessori schools out-performed those given a traditional education. Five-year-old Montessori pupils were better prepared for reading and maths, and…

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What is a Montessori School? 5 Benefits of a Montessori School.

Montessori is a hit topic these days. A lot of parents and schools are hearing that Montessori is the way to go. Heck, even Jeff Bezos, a Montessori kid, is investing in the Montessori approach to learning. You might be asking, “What will a Montessori school do for my child?” In order to answer that question, think about what traits…

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The Pros & Cons of Montessori Education

There’s been a lot of early childhood education (ECE) research over the years. By now we know that children learn differently, so it makes sense that there would be numerous education theories and methods teachers can employ in their classrooms. One popular way of educating is the Montessori Method. The Montessori Method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessoriin…

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