What is Montessori Education?

RWMSSummer2014 011The Montessori philosophy and scientific method of education is based on facilitating a safe, nurturing, and enriched environment for the child to discover the sheer joy of learning through self-paced exploration of specifically designed educational materials. The teachers give each child individualized lessons after assessing their interests and sensitive period of learning. The multi-age class allows younger children to also learn from their older peers; this not only makes learning much more effective, but also brings order to the classroom. This 100-yr old technique was devised by Italy’s first female medical doctor, Dr. Maria Montessori, and has been accepted around the world.

 

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