Cultural Area Practical Life In this area the children learn life skills so that they can become as independent as possible. The activities are real home-from-home activities. They are familiar to the child and so there is a connection between home and school. Sensorial The children learn to refine their senses in this area.
Administrators Essential Qualities of Montessori Education Those involved in the self-evaluation and consultation should observe the following five essential qualities of Montessori education: There should be individual and small group lessons, with some opportunity for whole group activity.
Nurturing is a critical aspect of the Toddler environment. Individual Competence Within a Montessori setting, children strive to realize their own potential, and are provided with opportunities for problem solving and mastering their own skills at their own pace.
Social Settings as a Community Learning with and from each other to develop the social skills that form a class community. The social setting is like that of an extended family. The emergent skills of the individual children come together to form the class community.
Co-operation and Collaboration Children are encouraged to respect and support one another in their learning, and with their daily needs and experiences. Learning is a social process.
Hands-On Experience with Materials In the Toddler programme, children learn by acting on their environments. In Casa and Elementary, children learn by actively working with the concrete materials that lead to abstract concepts.
Spontaneous Activity Children spontaneously seek growth and development because it is in their nature to do so. The Montessori environment provides a setting in which children can explore, discover, and learn independently and with others. Active Learning Methods The Montessori environment is one in which children are actively engaged in their learning.
They initiate their work and are encouraged to follow it through to completion. Movement with purpose and control is central to learning in Casa and Elementary. Self-Directed Activity Children construct their own intelligence, choosing their own activities, fuelled by the need for competence.
In Casa and Elementary, concentration and engagement are enhanced by choosing their own activities from a carefully prepared curriculum.
Freedom within Limits Freedom is given and earned. The freedom to choose their own activity comes with the responsibility to choose appropriately.
Increasing levels of self-discipline and self-regulation are expected in Casa and Elementary. Intrinsic Motivation The desire for learning comes from within the individual child.
What the Montessori Teacher Is Model The teacher models the behaviours, values, and personal qualities, which reflect the essence of a Montessori classroom. They present intentionally and consistently, their best self to the children.
What the Montessori Teacher Does Prepares the Environment The teacher creates and facilitates a sense of order, attractiveness and nurtures a joy of learning. Respectfully Engages the Learner The teacher links the child to the environment, being aware of their cognitive and moral development, and the need to create a class community.
Parent Partnership The teacher establishes the communication that builds the trust and respect between home and school.Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was a famous doctor and teacher; she was the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School, and she was one of the first female physicians in Italy.
CGMS provides teacher certification as well as Montessori professional development courses. MONTESSORI TEACHERS. The adult in charge of these environments requires unique preparation.
The traditional Montessori training is a full year of graduate work for each of the following three age levels, and stages of development, of children: Birth to three years Three years to . A Montessori teacher understands that rampant curiosity is a child’s superpower.
By thoughtfully harnessing that power through empathic listening and keen observation, a teacher can most effectively direct that curiosity onto productive paths.
Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the International Montessori Society (IMS) is a non-profit educational corporation led by founder and director, Lee Havis. Our philosophy is based on the Montessori Method, where the classroom is merely the space provided to encourage autonomy, it is a child led atmosphere, and the teacher is only a guide.