Montessori/Reggio InspiredTraditional
Active Individualized Learning: Student centered stimulation through hands-on materials and discovery-based projects.Passive Class Learning: Teacher centered class learning with paperwork
Working at One’s Own Pace: Each child works at his/her own potential independent of the class, moving ahead quickly as they are readyGroup Learning: Each child is directly affected by the progress of the whole class
Independence: Students are encouraged to make good decisions, confidence is promoted and opportunities are given to choose work based on interestDependence: Activities are initiated by the teacher and are the same for everyone
Concrete Based Education: Uses hands-on materials and first hand experiences so students understand their work creating naturally goal-oriented studentsAbstract Education: Learning through memorization and intangible concepts
Self-evaluation: Students use self-correcting teaching materials and evaluate their individual work with the teacher, promoting self-confidenceClass Comparison: Students evaluate themselves against the group and standardized tests are used to measure progress