“as we observe children, we see the vitality of their spirit, the maximum effort put forth in all they do, the intuition, attention and focus they bring to all life’s events, and the sheer joy they experience in living.”
the montessori philosophy is based on the research of dr. maria montessori – an italian physician and educator.
dr. montessori developed the model in 1906 while working with underserved children in one of rome’s poorest, inner-city school districts – children who many considered unteachable.
dr. montessori found that with engaging, hands-on materials, not only were the children able to learn but eager as well.
the montessori method emphasizes independence, freedom within limits, and a respect for the child.
“the protection of the children’s right not to be interrupted when productively occupied is key to the children’s development of concentration and interest in their work.”
five core components critical to high-fidelity implementation of the montessori method:
trained montessori teachers
didactic montessori materials
child directed work
uninterrupted work periods
“education is not something which the teacher does, but a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. it is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences
in which the child acts on his/her environment.”
dr. montessori believed that the goal of the educational process was to cultivate a child’s natural desire to learn.
dr. montessori observed that children are motivated through the work itself and that children, like adults, learn best by doing rather than by being filled with facts.
concentration, determination, and purpose established in early childhood lead to confident, successful learning later in life.
the montessori approach is a different way of learning and teaching; designed to prepare children for success in an increasingly complex world.
"to assist a child, we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely."
simplifying your home environment enables your child to understand what is expected of her.
with your support, encouragement, and consistent, gentle reminders, even toddlers are capable of returning items to their rightful places.
you can help develop your child’s concentration at any age by observing what sparks her interest and providing opportunities to pursue it.
modeling to successfully manage household tasks and providing assisted practice from the earliest ages will result in capable young ones, preteens, teenagers, and adults.
"the teacher moves quietly about, goes to any child who calls her, supervising operations in such a way that anyone who needs her finds her at his elbow, and whoever does not need her is not reminded of her existence."
the teacher carefully prepares the classroom environment and directs the activity of the classroom, but it is the child who learns.
children are invited to learn how to observe, think, and evaluate and experience the joy of learning.
multi-age classrooms allow children to learn from one another and to be valued contributors to the classroom community.
the montessori school’s mission is for children and families to experience an individualized education that builds the foundation for a lifetime of success and a love of learning through specialized teachers, lessons, and materials.
"this is the hope we have—a hope in a new humanity that will come from this new education. an education that is collaboration of man and the universe.”
clubhouse is an audio-only social media app known for its unconstrained conversations, celebrity backers and invite-only status.
users self-select into rooms based on interest, and engage in live conversation.
people find topics by following people or “clubs” or can scroll the home screen to see what people are discussing in rooms at that moment.
room moderators decide who is able to speak, and it’s common to see rooms with dozens of active participants.
"the only true freedom for an individual is to have the opportunity to act independently."
visual and performing arts.
a prepared environment for all children and their individual needs.
an online community of resources for parents and children.
self-independence and motivation.
to ensure - high quality education:
trained montessori practicioners.
didatic montessori materials.
child directed work.
uninterrupted work periods.
weekly lesson plans.