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Learning Areas in a Montessori Classroom

The organization of a Montessori classroom is key to the success of the school. The classroom environments are prepared strategically; with a very thoughtful plan and purpose. All materials are within reach and readily available. The student may move about the room freely choosing materials for independent work.

Practical Life Skills

These materials focus on teaching children basic life skills. Activities focusing on practical life skills provide real-life experience while promoting concentration and coordination. Most of all, practical life skills foster independence. When a child learns to do things for themselves, they develop a sense of self-respect. A few examples of basic practical life skill activities are pouring water from a jug, cleaning, water pouring, basic cooking, spooning pasta from one bowl to another, and much more.

Sensory

Small children learn about their environment by using their senses. Sensory materials and activities are designed to promote the use of the child’s five senses and engage their minds. The student’s manipulation of sensory materials develops basic skills needed to excel in subjects such as math and science in the future.

Language

Children learn to read through various exercises and activities in a Montessori classroom. Learning site letters and sounds are some of the first skills a student will learn with the language materials. Once mastery is achieved; a child may begin putting words together to make sentences. Learning to read opens the door to endless learning opportunities.

Mathematics

These wonderful materials provide the child the opportunity in which the student can learn basic math in a way they can see and feel.  Mathematical materials in a Montessori classroom are very unique. Colorful beads and rods, for example, are a couple of the most universal mathematical material in which children learn to, count, add, subtract, multiply and divide.

May 3rd, 2017

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The Real Results of the Montessori Method

The Montessori method;  is an academic and social philosophy teaching through innovative structured educational materials, social skills, and personal development techniques. The Montessori learning environment cultivates achievement through independence; personal effort and character versus measurements of comparison.  The North American Montessori Teacher’s Association; ( NAMTA) estimates there are 4500 Montessori schools in the United States and over 22,000 worldwide. At the heart of the Montessori method is the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori who believed in developing the character of a child in addition to academically educating the child.

The Verdict

Since the inception of  Montessori, there have been observational studies and tests comparatively in the educational system as a whole.  The Montessori philosophy has  been studied and researched in depth among its educational peers; comparative teaching styles and methods.  In evaluating  the research; the first point that stood out is the students that were Montessori educated had a greater creative advantage that had been nourished and cultivated. Often times within traditional education, we see a race to the finish that does not allow for talents and skills to be optimized. The Montessori philosophy implements a nurturing;  thriving environment where these natural abilities are able to flourish.

The national statistics for ITBS and MAT testing have shown a significant percentage of students within Montessori schools to be ranked inside of the top percentiles in the nation. Scientific studies and statistics have increased awareness of the benefits of a Montessori learning environment. Several studies have indicated the development of  the student’s social graces and courtesies is optimal as the percentages rise with driven results.  Respect and a non-competitive environment is fostered in a Montessori classroom;  becoming a way of life.

Statistics show students who have a Montessori education have been proven to:

  • Achieve higher grades
  • Hold literary prominence
  • Thrive with creative endeavors
  • Have heightened social skills
  • Show minimal behavioral issues
  • Display increased awareness of surroundings
  • Demonstrate eighty percent higher academic achievement
  • Achieve eighty-nine percent increased chance of college entrance
  • Seventy percent (70%) more likely to achieve success in chosen career
  • Forty-five percent (45%) higher likelihood of recognition in creative endeavors

August 10th, 2016

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The Business of Making a Difference— Benefits of Starting a Montessori Preschool

If you’ve ever dreamed about owning your own business; have a respect for education, and want to do something that will make a huge difference in the lives of many,  consider opening a Montessori school.

Here are 5 Benefits of starting a Montessori school:

  1. Excellent Return on Investment

    – The initial investment that goes into starting a Montessori school will quickly yield a promising ROI and steady gains for many years to come.

 

  1. The Market is Promising

    – There will always be a need for education, and many are catching on to the unique, high-quality education that only a Montessori school can provide. Because of this, Montessori schools are in high demand.

 

  1. Your Employees are Specialty-Trained

    – You will be working with highly-skilled Montessori educators who feel passionate about their work.

 

  1. On-going Support

    – With decades of research, knowledge, and experience; corporate offers tools and guidance to ensure the success of your business. Meetings, training, seminars, and newsletters – all designed to help you succeed.

 

  1. You’ll Love What You Do

    – The financial returns can be great; however owning a Montessori school is a very gratifying business. Not only will you be shaping  the lives of children; you will be offering  high-quality education and jobs for educators.

 

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July 1st, 2016

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