Philosophy

  • based on observing the child and creating new ideas for aiding his/her development

  • designed to develop the whole personality of the child at his/her own natural rate of progress

  • ensures the child is treated with respect

  • relies on the basic principles of observation, individual liberty and a prepared environment

  • aimed at helping children to help themselves

  • enables an atmosphere of freedom with clearly defined guidelines and a challenging environment

  • allows the child to gain self-confidence and self-discipline

  • provides the child with powers of observation, awareness, control, coordination, discrimination,  and judgement

 

The role of the Montessori teacher

 

 

  • to be the link between the child and the prepared environment

  • to provide individual guidance at the child’s level

  • to present clear, interesting and relevant lessons to the child

The role of the Montessori teacher

 

 

  • to be the link between the child and the prepared environment

  • to provide individual guidance at the child’s level

  • to present clear, interesting and relevant lessons to the child

History

 

Maria Montessori (1870-1952), the first woman medical doctor in Italy, was also a teacher and anthropologist, twice nominated for the Nobel Peace prize.

 

She started her first kindergarten in Rome in 1907; her accomplishments here earned her worldwide acclaim.

 

She observed children and how they learn. This led to her developing a method of education that enables children to reach their full potential in a carefully prepared environment..

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