Montessori schools have different approaches to education, but there is
also no doubt that they produce exceptional students. If you would like
to know more about the
terms the instructors are likely to use, continue reading below. These terms can give you an idea of what Montessori
education is like for children and why it is so beneficial
Concrete to Abstract
This is a developmental idea wherein the child is given a concrete representation
of the concept, which will lead to an abstract understanding of the overall
concept. Elementary schools often use hands-on manipulatives to aid in
this method of teaching.
Control of Error
As your child moves from different materials and activities, he will receive
feedback immediately on how he is performing. This is without adult assistance,
and it allows your child the personal space to learn and correct mistakes
on his own.
Montessori elementary schools teach children about the world and the entire
universe around them. Children will learn about the history of the earth
and surrounding universe to gain a greater respect for the world. This
will influence their future outlook and roles as they grow and enter society.
Guide may be the designation of your child’s Montessori instructor.
This person is typically in charge of a classroom. He or she will be responsible
for “guiding” the children through the various activities each day.
The practical life form of education seeks to teach children about caring
for their home, classroom, and themselves. They will learn proper manners
and life skills through various practical life activities.
To round out a child’s development, Montessori education provides
several sensorial exercises. These exercises will build an academic foundation
through early exposure to seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, and tasting.
You are likely to hear many terms you may not know when your child comes
in for enrollment at The Montessori School in Dallas, Texas. We would
be glad to help you both through this transition to our
elementary school. Please call us if you have further questions at our Allen location at
(972) 727-2800 or our North Dallas location at (972) 985-8844.