Montessori schools are much different than standard elementary schools where academic learning is the primary objective. The Montessori method is based on the belief that education should be built around the whole child, which includes their cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Teachers are trained to be very observant so they can best support individual children’s needs. Lessons are also structured to cater to children’s interests and needs during specific ages, to support their natural tendencies. These schools are also well known for encouraging self-led learning and classrooms are often filled with students working independently on projects of their own choosing.
In a Montessori environment, children are encouraged to direct their own course of learning. Students are asked to identify projects that they are interested in and teachers will guide and support their choices. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace. They can work independently or … Read More