What is Montessori Education?
The Montessori philosophy is based on self-directed learning with non-competitive activities that help children develop positive self-images. Their confidence is built up to help teach the child how to work through the many challenges that will present themselves in, and out, of the classroom settings.
- Click here to read further on a study that was performed by Angeline Lillard and Nicole Else-Quest (listed in sciencemag.org) that focuses on the academic and social growth of a Montessori child versus that of other elementary education programs.
- The video below was produced by a Montessori school in South Dakota, and gives a wonderful visual overview of the Montessori philosophies in action.