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Montessori Education: Why It Works

Updated: May 3

As parents, we all want the best for our children, especially when it comes to education. However, in a world where educational trends come and go, it can be hard to keep up with what's truly effective. That's where Montessori education stands out - it's not a passing trend, but a philosophy and set of tools that have been around for over a century. In fact, Montessori education has been proven to be effective regardless of whether it is in a private or public school, what country it is taught in, or the socio-economic status of the students.

One of the unique features of Montessori education is its emphasis on fostering independence. From a young age, children are taught to do things for themselves that an adult would typically do for them. In a Montessori classroom, you might see a three-year-old sweeping the floor with a child-sized broom, washing dishes at a sink that's just their height, or folding washcloths that are the right size for their hands. This prepared environment not only gives children a sense of pride in their abilities, but also allows them to develop self-correcting skills. By being able to identify mistakes in their thinking without an adult pointing it out to them, students have the power to ask for help when they need it, as opposed to an adult telling the child when they need help.

Another benefit of Montessori education is that it meets kids where they are. It's completely individualized, so you never have to worry that your child is bored or frustrated to tears. The teachers observe, mentor, mold, and guide each child to their potential. As a parent, you can feel reassured that your child's teacher knows your child as an individual, and not just as a second-grader.

In a Montessori classroom, students also learn the how and the why of concepts through materials. This approach allows them to practice and understand concepts until they make sense. For instance, students can actually see a division problem occur as they divide each place value. They develop an understanding of the why behind the operation, rather than just memorizing a set of steps.

Lastly, Montessori education makes learning fun. By providing hands-on experiences, such as looking at leaf samples to learn about botany, or dressing up as a favorite historical figure, students are engaged and excited to learn. Learning doesn't just come from lectures or listening, but from doing and experiencing the world around them. Montessori education provides students with real and relevant experiences that inspire them to learn.

Choosing the right school or method of education for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a parent. By selecting a program like Montessori, you're not only preparing your child for the next grade level, but also for a future as a responsible, compassionate, and self-motivated global citizen. Maria Montessori developed her philosophy because she wanted better for the world and future generations. By researching and touring a Montessori school, you'll see why Montessori works.

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