Montessori education is based on the belief that children are individuals with their own strengths, needs, likes and learning styles. To use the latest educational catch phrases, Montessori education is “multi-modality, differentiated instruction.”
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Benefits of Montessori
There are many benefits to receiving a Montessori education. Some of the more prominent benefits include:
Self Worth: Children gain an extremely strong sense of self-worth; they learn that they are important and their ideas are valuable.
Increased Confidence: Children gain the confidence required to master new skills, solve difficult problems, and achieve success.
Community Awareness: Children learn how to live in community with people who have different strengths and weaknesses.
Leadership: Children learn how to lead, and at the same time, be part of a team.
Self Instruction: Through the use of self correcting equipment, children learn from their own errors by getting feedback on choices they make.
Environment Respect: Children learn the importance of preserving the environment while using it’s resources wisely.
Increased Aptitude: According to a study published in Science in 2006, five year old Montessori students were “significantly better prepared for elementary school in reading and math skills than the non-Montessori children” and they also tested better in their “ability to adapt to changing and more complex problems”.