To learn about the importance and the value of a Montessori education please watch the informative and entertaining videos below.
These videos were created by Trevor Eissler who is an author and Montessori advocate.
|Pervasive emphasis on grades, merits, and social conformity.||Self-humanization as root motivation. Teachers have strong observational skills and direct lessons based on their observations for each child.|
|Children are grouped chronologically by only one age per class.||Classrooms have students with a 2 to 3-year age span. Older children mentor and younger children learn from their example. Respect is paramount.|
|Children are seated at a desk most of the time for group lessons.||Children work at tables, on a carpet, or on a mat. They have freedom of movement. They enjoy natural, sensory and cultural experiences.|
|Children are taught using society's conforming values.||Children are in direct contact with developmental materials. They are provided with lessons based on their individual learning pace.|
|Class schedules limit the child's involvement.||Long blocks of time for engaging in work permits invaluable concentration.|
|Children are not interrupted by bells or adult interventions.||Relatively few interruptions. A child may work on something for as long as they are engaged in their work.|
|Postponement of cognitive development until Grade 1.||Critical cognitive skills are developed before the age of six. Children learn to problem solve.|
|Teachers "correct" and point out "errors" in the student's work.||Children learn through self-corrective materials and through their peers. The role of the teacher is to provide the lessons, sequenced steps, and to guide the child along the way with the right assistance.|
If you have any questions about the Montessori philosophy, pedagogy or curriculum, you can watch a video on our Learn More About The Montessori Way page or head over to our Frequently Asked Questions page.