What Makes a Montessori Classroom Unique?
In a Montessori classroom, students experience a child-centered program that has at is core a profound respect for the individual child and an understanding that each child is unique and develops at his/her own pace.
Children are encouraged to choose and work with developmentally appropriate materials in a prepared, supportive learning environment where success is built-in and where the surroundings are both orderly and attractive. In his setting, learning becomes its own reward, and children are evaluated on the basis of their individual progress, not in comparison to their peers.
Another unique aspect of the curriculum is the manner in which all subjects are integrated with one another to create a universal-or-cosmic education.
In the Montessori Classroom:
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are working as if I did not exist.’”
The founder of Montessori Schools