WHAT MAKES MONTESSORI EDUCATION DIFFERENT?
Montessori emphasises learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading.
Children in Montessori schools learn at their own pace. They follow their interests in carefully prepared environments.
Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD
Montessori represents an entirely different approach to education and one that has proven to be very successful worldwide!
HOW DID MONTESSORI BEGIN?
Montessori education was founded in 1907 by Dr Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician. She based her educational methods on scientific observation of children’s learning processes. Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, Dr Montessori designed a ‘Prepared Environment’ in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities. Now, nearly more than a century after Maria Montessori’s first ‘Casa dei Bambini’ (Children’s House) in Rome, Montessori education is found all over the world, spanning ages from birth to adolescence.
The teachers in a Montessori classroom are known as Directresses. Instead of providing the children with answers, the Directresses ask the right questions, guiding the children into discovering the answers for themselves. Learning becomes its own reward, and each success fuels the desire to learn even more.
THE PREPARED ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
Our online classes are structured to provide positive “face to face” learning experiences as well as group participation. Each online classroom is set up to cater specifically to the child and its individual learning ability and pace. Children will be encouraged to practice the Montessori philosophy which allows for their own discovery and independent learning.
Nearpod is an education application we use that allows us to incorporate interactivity into lessons using games, open ended questions, collaboration boards, quizzes and polls. Exciting content including videos, web sites, 3D models, simulations, virtual field trips, Microsoft Sways and audio can be added to lessons to engage students.
Project-based activities provide an abundance of healthy educational learning and play.