What is Montessori?
The Montessori Method is developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. It is a child-centered educational method based on several years of scientific observations of children. It is an approach that gives a great importance and value to the human spirit and the whole child. A Montessori classroom includes five major avenues of work: Practical life – Sensorial – Mathematics – Language – Culture
The Montessori classroom is prepared by the teacher in order to encourage freedom, independence, concentration, and the sense of order. The Montessori prepared learning environment is therefore the best place for the child to reach his or her full potential.
In a Montessori classroom, children move and do their activities freely. For example, they can switch activities when they want without asking permission. During the day, the child learns at least one new activity. Educators go to each child and offer a demonstration of new activities they have not yet done or seen. Then, the child is free to reproduce the activity as many times as he wants or to do something else completely.
“Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.”
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A Montessori class includes a peace corner. This is an inviting place where a peaceful atmosphere prevails. Children have therefore the opportunity to communicate and solve their conflicts in a calm and respectful manner.
“Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.”