The Montessori Method of Education was created by Dr. Maria Montessori - a pioneer in early childhood education and a woman that believed in helping every child reach their full potential.
WHO is Maria Montessori?
The Montessori philosophy of education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome medical school. She became interested in education while treating mentally disabled children in the psychiatric clinic. Dr. Montessori realized that the children were capable of learning much more than it was generally believed possible. Her teaching brought about remarkable results and set the foundation for the Montessori system.
Dr. Montessori began her work with children without mental disabilities in 1907, when she was invited to organize schools in a reconstructed slums of San Lorenzo, Italy. Her work was so successful that when she arrived in the United States at the end of 1913, she was heralded as “a woman who revolutionized the educational system of the world”. She was also the author of several books and numerous articles about education.
BENEFITS OF MONTESSORi
- Every child is valued for their unique talents - and the teaching method is thereby catered to them
- Students develop order, coordination, concentration and independence
- With multi-age classrooms, students get to socialize and create a close caring community with kids of different ages.
- Though there are parameters of instruction, they enjoy more freedom than a traditional classroom
- Self-assessment and critical thinking is imbedded early in their education, challenging them to adapt
- Students are able to work on Math, Language, Art, and Exercises of Practical life on a daily basis