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  Misconceptions about the Montessori Method
While this is true of the Montessori Method to a certain extent, the problem lies in that the Montessori Method incorporates a great deal of observation and experimentation on the teacher's part and that it depends on the growth of the individual child and a particular class.
The Montessori environment is one in which the child has the freedom to work with materials of his or her own choosing.
The entire method is focused on the child and his or her capacities.
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  Montessori Method Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Maria Montessori 's educational methods are based on individualized, self-directed study, with children choosing the activities they want to work on and proceeding at their own pace, either alone or in small groups, using specially devised instructional materials that allow them to monitor and correct their own errors.
Montessori education has enjoyed a resurgence in the U.S. since the 1950s, and its methods are practiced and adapted today in public as well as private and parochial education.
Montessori's ideas resemble those of the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget in that she believed the nature of intelligence and learning is qualitatively different at each stage of development.
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  Montessori Method
Montessori felt, therefore, that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts from a pre-selected course of studies, but rather to cultivate his own natural desire to learn.
The Montessori classroom takes advantage of this fact by allowing the child freedom to select individual activities which correspond to his own periods of interest.
By pursuing his individual interest in a Montessori classroom, he gains an early enthusiasm for learning, which is the key to his becoming a truly educated person.
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 Lakeland Montessori Schoolhouse - Method & Curriculum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The instructional methods are based on Maria Montessori's scientific observation of children and her medical knowledge of physical stages of development.
The Montessori approach is child centered and allows an unfolding of each child in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competition, according to his or her own true nature.
Montessori based her approach on the belief that real learning must take place through the spontaneous activity of children in a non-competitive environment, which promotes a joy of learning and the development of self- discipline.
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 About Us
Maria Montessori created what she called "the prepared environment." Among its features is an ordered arrangement of sequential learning materials designed to be developmentally appropriate and aesthetically appealing.
Used in the noncompetitive Montessori classroom, the materials allow each child to develop at his or her own individual rate.
Montessori School of Jersey City is a full member School and adheres to the AMS Code of Ethics.
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 The Montessori Group: Why pursue a Montessori Education?
The Montessori method of teaching is founded on the premise that all young children pass through a well-defined sequence of steps to maturity, but at different rates of growth and in different ways.
The Montessori method pursues the fact that the mind of the very young child is absorbent and thus the environment should be prepared carefully to train his senses, to stimulate his curiosity, to satisfy his need to know and to protect him from unnecessary failure.
Montessori's philosophy and psychological principles led her to devise carefully graded series of self-teaching devices that are now commonly accepted and supported by current research.
www.montessorischools.org /tmg_why_montessori.htm   (721 words)

 The Montessori Method
Montessori practice is always up-to-date and dynamic because observation and the meeting of needs is continual and specific for each child.
The Montessori method of education is a model which serves the needs of children of all levels of mental and physical ability as they live and learn in a natural, mixed-age group which is very much like the society they will live in as adults.
There are Montessori parenting classes, "Nidos" ("nests" for infants), infant communities, "children's houses" (for age 3-6), and classes for children up to age eighteen in public and private schools.
www.montessori.edu /method.html   (267 words)

 Welcome to Montessori - ICME
From this crucial idea the whole of Montessori's theory, her recommendation for educational practice including the organisation of the environment, the curriculum and the important role of the educator, have developed and entered into the mainstream of educational thought and practice.
The Montessori Method is an approach to education used predominantly in the pre-school field.
Montessori’s idea was to teach the children all about how to live in the real world and the Exercises of Practical Life are the first activities that provide these experiences.
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 Tiny Town Montessori - Cochrane Montessori Preschool - Montessori Teaching Method
Montessori's philosophy is based upon her careful observations of children and it was from these observations that Dr. Montessori concluded that the most important period of life is from birth to 6 years.
Montessori recognized that the only valid impulse to learning is the self-motivation of the child.
If the Montessori child is free to learn, it is because he has acquired from exposure to both physical and mental order, an "inner discipline".
www.tinytownmontessori.com /method.html   (297 words)

 About The Montessori Method
The method by which children are taught in the Montessori school involves the use of many materials with which the children may work individually.
If Montessori children are free to learn, it is because they have acquired an inner discipline from their exposure to both physical and mental order—this is the core of Dr. Montessori’s educational philosophy.
Montessori adds to that the joy of learning at an early age and provides the framework in which intellectual and social discipline go hand in hand.
www.tomorrowmontessori.com /id9.html   (349 words)

 Montessori Method...Eduhistory.com
The Montessori method is a methodology for nursery and elementary school education, first developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.
Montessori children learn to dress themselves, help cook, put their toys and clothes away and take an active part of their household, neighborhood and school.
For a grade school child Montessori encourages a child to proceed at his or her own pace onto abstract thinking, writing, reading, science, mathematics and most importantly, to absorb his or her culture and environment.
www.eduhistory.com /montessorimethod.html   (810 words)

 Montessori Plus School: The Montessori Method
Montessori Plus School is a place where children, ages 18 months to 6 years, love to learn by doing, experimenting, touching...using all of their senses.
The materials are especially made for the Montessori classroom, exceptionally broad in range and advanced for children of their age.
Dr. Maria Montessori was the first female physician in Italy, and she graduated from the University of Rome in 1898.
www.montessoriplus.org /MontessoriPlusSchool/montessorimethod.htm   (625 words)

 Montessori World: Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Maria Montessori was the creator of "The Montessori Method of Education", which is based on her scientific observations of young children's behavior.
Montessori education was formally introduced in the United States in 1919, with one of the early schools being established by Alexander Graham in his own home.
The method of teaching is indirect in that it neither imposes upon the child as in direct teaching, nor abandons the child as in non-directive, permissive approaches.
www.montessori-world.org /faq.php   (2132 words)

 ABC Montessori Center - Knowledge | Confidence | Success
With the Montessori Method, your child receives a broad academic education in the context of a carefully planned, stimulating community and environment.
Montessori materials are specifically designed to be self-correcting for errors, allowing children to learn on their own, under the guidance of the teacher.
A Montessori education means that a child has a very special guide for his or her self-led journey.
abc-montessori.com /faqs.html   (931 words)

 Maria Montessori: The Montessori Method — FactMonster.com
The chief components of the Montessori method are self-motivation and autoeducation.
The typical classroom in a Montessori school consists of readily available games and toys, household utensils, plants and animals that are cared for by the children, and child-sized furniture—the invention of which is generally attributed to Dr. Montessori.
Montessori educators also stress physical exercise, in accordance with their belief that motor abilities should be developed along with sensory and intellectual capacities.
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 Montessori For Children   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Montessori classroom is a specially designed “prepared environment” in which this concept is apparent and, by intent, encompasses the mental, physical, social and aesthetic development of a child in a space that is void of irrelevance and inflexibility.
When a child is enrolled in a Montessori school, we hope to place him/her in a class of children between the ages of 2 1/2 — 6 years of age and keep that child in the same class until it is time for the child to move to a primary school.
The Montessori curriculum is non-graded and non-competitive, thus allowing the children to work and grow in an environment that permits their individual potential to reach its own level and at its own pace, without any negative or judgmental pressure.
www.montessori.edu.sg /curri.asp   (1007 words)

 Lakeland Montessori Preschool
Maria Montessori developed what she called the "prepared environment" which already possesses a certain order and disposes children to develop at their own individual speeds, according to their own capacities, and in a non-competitive atmosphere in their first school years.
Children who have had the benefit of a Montessori environment are freer at a later age to devote themselves more exclusively to the development of their intellectual faculties.
Montessori introduces children to joy of learning at an early age and provides a framework in which intellectual and social discipline go hand in hand.
www.lakelandweb.net /montessori/montessorimethod.htm   (534 words)

 The Montessori Method
Conventional educators, because they often are not flexible enough to honor an individual child's natural timetable for learning, find it necessary to motivate the student by compliments, competition, and stimulation of their desire to please.
The Montessori apparatuses are also designed to expand the child's natural desire for knowledge in such fields as writing, reading, math, social studies, and geometry.
As a complement to the Montessori program, the children are also introduced to a variety of special activities during the years they spend with us.
www.juliabrownmontessorischools.com /method.html   (389 words)

 About Montessori - Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Montessori is a philosophy with the fundamental tenant that a child learns best within a social environment which supports each individual's unique development.
Maria Montessori, the creator of what is called "The Montessori Method of education", based this new education on her scientific observations of young children's behaviour.
Montessori's observations of the kinds of things which children enjoy and go back to repeatedly led her to design a number of multisensory, sequential, and self-correcting materials which facilitate the learning skills and lead to learning of abstract ideas by the construction of knowledge.
www.ccma.ca /ccma/aboutmon.htm   (1122 words)

 What is the Montessori Method?
The Montessori method refers to the interaction of children, Montessori teaching materials, and specially trained Montessori teachers who plan, program and facilitate an environment to meet the observed needs of the individuals and the group.
The Montessori teacher relies on his or her observations of the children to determine which new activities and materials may be introduced to an individual child or to a small or large group.
The Montessori method emphasizes that the mind and hand are intimately connected in acquiring knowledge and understanding at all developmental levels.
www.cmsaa.org /method.html   (429 words)

 The Montessori Method - Orono Montessori - Minnesota
The Montessori Method offers the child maximum spontaneity, while at the same time enables the child to reach the same, or even a higher, level of scholastic attainment as under the other educational systems.
The Montessori Method is based on a profound respect for the child’s personality and removes from the child from the preponderating influence of the adult, thus leaving the child room to grow in biological independence.
The Montessori Method enables the teacher to deal with each child individually in each subject, and thus guide the child according to their own individual requirements.
www.oronomontessori.com /the-montessori-method.htm   (489 words)

 Montessori Method and History
Maria Montessori was the first female physician in Italy, an amazing accomplishment at the turn of the twentieth century.
Maria Montessori believed the child’s mind from birth to six years is quite different from the adult’s and labeled it “an absorbent mind.” The child effortlessly soaks in everything in his culture and environment.
Montessori training enables teachers to present the curriculum in a manner that best fits the student, rather than making the student fit the curriculum.
www.a-childs-place.com /montessorimethodhistory.html   (1796 words)

 Montessori Philosophy and Practice, Age 3-12+, - text
Montessori schools have proven successful all over the world, with all kinds of children (blind, gifted, learning disabled, wealthy, poor, etc.) and in many different environments (from refugee camps and slums to elegant schools in beautiful private homes).
There are many kinds of Montessori teacher training experiences, from distance or correspondence courses (useful for parents and teachers who are interested in an introduction to Montessori, but usually not for a teacher in charge of a whole class of children) to graduate school programs.
Montessori was then invited to set up a classroom at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco so that more interested people could observe her methods.
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 Montessori Education
Maria Montessori graduated from the medical school of the University of Rome in 1896, and was the first woman to practice medicine in Italy.
The "Montessori method" consists in a carefully developed set of materials which create the proper environment for children at each stage of their development.
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was established in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain, propagate and further her ideas and principles for the full development of the human being.
www.casamontessori.com /montessori.htm   (705 words)

 Montessori Method - Guelph Montessori School
The Montessori method allows the child to progress at his own speed and by his own motivation.
Montessori observed that children go through various sensitive stages, in which they are very receptive to learning specific skills.
The goal of the Montessori method is not to fill the child with facts from some pre-selected course of study--but rather to cultivate the child's own natural desire to learn.
guelphmontessori.com /method.php   (280 words)

 Child Development with the Montessori Method in Malaysia
The Montessori Method expounded by Dr Maria Montessori (1870-1952) is a method of education which combines a philosophy with a practical approach that allows the child freedom to act spontaneously within a structured and prepared environment.
Every activity in the Montessori classroom is a positive experience for the child who is given the opportunity to refine a learning experience and to develop his self-esteem.
Montessori programs, based on self-directed non-competitive activities, help children develop strong self-images of themselves and the confidence to face challenges and changes with optimism.
www.montessori.edu.my /method.htm   (354 words)

 KMS - Montessori Method
Maria Montessori, the first female physician to graduate from the University of Rome, observed and worked with children in the early 1900’s.
Montessori died in 1952, but her legacy continues to grow.
By pursuing her individual interests in a Montessori classroom, she gains an early enthusiasm for learning, which is the key to her becoming a truly educated person.
mysite.verizon.net /keenemontessorischool/method.html   (569 words)

 Maria Montessori Method
Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 and died in 1952.
Montessori’s influence is seen in the field of child development and education today.
“The method is scientifically designed to develop the whole personality of the child, at his own natural rate of progress, and thus free his potential for self-development within a prepared environment.
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