There are many myths about Montessori school
and its method of education, including misconceptions about a lack of classroom management or a failure
to provide a comprehensive curriculum. The myths are varied and incorrect,
this article will clear up some of the misinformation to help you see
the value of a Montessori education for your child.
Myth #1: There Are No Boundaries
The idea behind Montessori education is that children learn better when
given freedom to choose what and how they learn. This freedom is not without
boundaries, though. Montessori teachers still encourage their students
to work and help others with tasks. Students are allowed to express themselves
in a safe and appropriate manner. Through this structured freedom, the
students learn self-reliance and independence through their freedom of choice.
Myth #2: They Do Not Promote Academics
All Montessori schools promote a strong academic program filled with common
subjects such as: Math, science, history, and language. Montessori schools
promote and teach the same skills and basic education found in traditional
schools, but a child’s education is fulfilled in a more comprehensive
way. For example, a teacher may explain the geography of a certain area,
which can lead to various discussions about the history of the area and
famous landmarks or people who originated in that location. Each of these
informative tangents may then lead to another educational discussion.
Myth #3: They Employ an Outdated Educational Model
The Montessori Method has been around for over 100 years and popular in
the United States since 1960. The educational model promotes the child
by observation and allowing her to learn within her own timeframe. Some
may see this method as outdated because of its popularity during an era
where the United States was changing drastically in social and political
views. However, the Montessori Method has been proven to prepare children
for the future as creative and critical-thinking individuals who desire
to learn about the world around them.
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about our Montessori preschool plan, private elementary school, and all
of the ways we can help your child grow into the best individual he or
she can be.