Montessori is a method of education named after Dr. Maria Montessori. It is both a philosophy of child growth and development and a rationale for guiding such development.
Maria Montessori was born in 1870. In 1895, she became the first woman in Italy to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine. This background led Dr. Montessori to approach education more from the scientific level than the accepted academic standard. She observed children and was constantly testing and retesting the validity of her concepts-concepts that would contribute to a more natural growth of learning in students. She designed materials and techniques that advanced the method of educating all children, learning disabled through gifted, far beyond previous practice. To Dr. Montessori, education was a preparation for life, not merely a search for intellectual skills.
The core of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy states that as children acquire an “inner discipline” from their exposure to both physical and mental order, they become free to learn – the natural impulse to learn is self-motivation of the child.
The Montessori approach is designed to help children develop a strong, secure inner self as they grow from childhood to maturity. Its flexible method adapts to students’ individual abilities, learning styles, and social skills.
Montessori classrooms provide a prepared environment that encourages children’s inherent love of learning by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained teacher. Children progress at their own pace and rhythm during these crucial years of development.
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