Montessori schools emphasize self-discovery

Written by Linda Morgan, ParentMap Maria Montessori, Italy’s first female physician who created a new method of educating young children, once said that the “inner-directed life of the child has its own characteristics and ends, different from those of the adult.” In other words, children feel, act and behave differently than grown-ups. That concept may …

The Montessori Approach to Discipline

This article was first published in Tomorrow’s Child magazine Upon visiting a Montessori classroom for the first time, one might wonder what magic spell has been cast upon these young children making them so calm and self directed. Another person might look at that same class and be confused by the children’s independence, wondering where’s …

What Are The Real Benefits of Sending a Child to Montessori?

Parents often ask: What are the real benefits of sending a child to a Montessori school? They seek assurance that it will prepare them to survive in the ‘real world,’ by which they really question: Will Montessori prepare their children to succeed in a conventional school? My favorite answer to this question is a simple …

Children at Montessori Schools Are Better Educated

A controversial schooling method that focuses on personal development rather than exams produces more mature, creative and socially adept children, scientists have revealed. Psychologists in the US found that across a range of abilities, children at Montessori schools out-performed those given a traditional education. Five-year-old Montessori pupils were better prepared for reading and maths, and …