Montessori is a teaching methodology that is creating a sensation around the world.
It is a hands-on methodology of teaching that involves the use of many materials. Children learn through exploration with the materials under the expert guidance of a qualified teacher.
A Montessori teacher is called the Directress…simply because they do not teach. Instead they direct the children to the correct use of the materials through which the children learn various concepts.
Under this methodology of teaching, children have the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge without pressure and at their own pace. They learn with understanding. They become more independent, have more confidence and become generally joyful children.
Brain research and neuroscience support this methodology of teaching for children. Research also find Montessori children to do well socially, emotionally and academically in schools.
Parents are using the Montessori method to either homeschool or support their children’s learning.
Many preschools around the world have adopted this methodology to teach children. Montessori qualified teachers are in demand.
The learning of the Montessori Method involves in understanding the principles and philosophy, knowing how to use the materials and implementing the knowledge and skills learnt with children in the classroom.
Below are some videos to help you understand the basics of what Montessori really is about.