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Some Things You Should Know About Montessori Schools

When it comes to reminiscing about schools, the expectation of most if not all people all boils down to them or their children sitting down on their chairs for longer periods listening to their teacher about stuff. Even until today, this method of schooling never goes out of style and is still the most popular one worldwide. Even so, there is a schooling method that has its popularity increasing not only among educators but also among parents. And its none other than the Montessori school method. In the previous years, this schooling method has gained quite a lot of popularity. However, the Montessori school method does not employ the same ways as the traditional methods. This is one reason why a lot of controversies still surround this method of teaching.

By reading this article, you will get to know a few things about Montessori schools that you didn’t know before.

So, where did the Montessori name come from?
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The name Montessori came from Dr Maria Montessori. During the early 1990s in Rome, Dr Montessori served as an Anthropology professor. It is because of the influence of the kindergarten proponent, Friedrich Fr?bel, as well as Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi that made Dr Montessori consider activities as the major driver of learning among children. She has developed a fresh philosophy as regards children’s education. Based on the methodology and philosophy by Maria Montessori, she claims that children are only able to be educated more if they are in a room that is stimulating. Based on her philosophy, the teacher will serve as the stimulating environment’s keeper. Moreover, as the keeper, the teacher must make it their responsibility to foster an environment that enables the kid to undergo a learning process effectively.
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These days, it is no longer that surprising to be seeing a lot of parents going after this type of schooling as can be seen from the increasing number of Montessori schools worldwide.

So, compared with the typical schools that you see, what makes Montessori schools different?

If you come across traditional schools, you should expect that in one classroom, it is filled with children ranging in the same age while taking the same subjects and doing the same work and activities.

Montessori classroom, on the other hand, are quite different. Usually, a Montessori classroom is comprised of children with varying ages. Moreover, they follow different work areas taking note of an open style of concept. If you take a look at their classrooms, you will see that only a small number of children get lessons while some do their studying and working on their own. This type of methodology ensures that children are able to widen their social and individual development.

In Montessori schools, you should expect the teacher not to be traditional and someone that makes use of various methods of learning such as objects and stories.