Dr. Maria Montessori developed a method of educating children that focused on the whole child approach to learning. She determined that children are hardwired to learn, and that the environment around them can facilitate that learning. In Montessori Education, the classroom layout, the materials used, and the emphasis on self-directed learning all contribute to addressing the child’s needs, while providing an environment where learning takes place at that child’s speed and natural developmental level. Education the Montessori way is about the whole child and makes learning a source of joy.
First put into practice over 100 years ago, Dr. Montessori’s ideas are profoundly relevant and applicable in today’s world.
Dr. Montessori opened her school in 1907, where she refined the methods that became the Montessori Education.
Montessori Education is founded on the observation that learning is a natural human impulse and a life-affirming source of immense pleasure, happiness, and fulfillment.
Therefore, the educator’s role is to nurture the child’s innate curiosity and creativity. Dr. Maria Montessori called her approach the Whole Child Development method, and it is the basis for how we teach academics, music, arts, and physical development.
The remarkable achievements of legions of Montessori graduates around the world, in every field of endeavor, are a testimony to its effectiveness. As Dr. Montessori noted, the goal of a Montessori Education is to “prepare children for life”. Montessori Education is designed to instill the skills and confidence to navigate complex relationships, embrace diversity, and face challenges with creativity and optimism.
Rather than just perform well on the next test, Montessori Education aims to give the child the tools to pitch a start-up, lead research teams, pursue justice in the high courts, and otherwise become agents of change.