The Montessori Method 101

In the Montessori world, it is often said that “the materials are not the method”. Montessori education uses specialized learning tools, but without the proper guidance of a Montessori teacher, they do not produce results.  The classroom materials are put into place to assist the children as they participate in self-directed work.  Chilren are allowed […]

Montessori Teaching Methods

Experiential learning, or learning by doing, is a fundamental component of the Montessori teaching method.  In a traditional classroom, students assimilate facts from books and teachers’ lectures, memorize them, and are tested on them.  Do the children truly understand what they have memorized, or are they just regurgitating facts that have no meaning to them?  […]