Category: Montessori Teacher

  1. Independence and the Montessori Child

    “The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Dr. Maria Montessori You may already know that Montessori educators value and encourage independence even at the youngest of ages.  Why do we believe that independence is so important?  It’s simple really – the development of independence leads… Continue Reading »
  2. How Montessori Teaches Math And Shapes The Mathematical Mind

    According to Dr. Maria Montessori, the absorbent mind occurs from birth until approximately the age of six.   During this time period, a child experiences a period of intense mental activity that allows him or her to “absorb” learning from their environment on an unconscious level with very little effort.  Learning during this absorbent mind period is natural and… Continue Reading »
  3. Understanding the Montessori Method: Learning Through Senses

    Understanding the Montessori Method:  Learning Through Senses Dr. Maria Montessori believed that children have “sensitive periods” for learning.  She observed that the first six years of children’s lives are directed by their absorbent minds.  Learning is never-ending and begins at birth.  As newborns, we immediately start to explore our environment through our senses and begin to learn about our… Continue Reading »
  4. Why do you have mixed-age classes?

    The philosophy behind mixed-aged groups is so children can learn the skills to be a leader.  Older children mentor younger children and the younger children have someone older to emulate.  Additionally, children who are an only child learn how it feels to have siblings.  Children learn to be warm and supportive communities. It also teaches them to be… Continue Reading »
  5. Life of a Montessori Teacher

    If you have an interest in becoming an educator, then you might consider teaching at a Montessori School. Montessori style learning is much different than other forms of education. The environment is more child-centered, and each child is given individualized attention. A typical day for a Montessori teacher is also very different when compared to… Continue Reading »