Montessori represents an entirely different approach to education.
The Montessori Method of teaching was developed by Maria Montessori In the late 18th century. She spent many hours observing children and taking note of how they learn. She devised materials that would encourage children to engage with and learn the skills they need to be successful in life.
Her method discourages traditional competitive measurements of achievement, such as grades, tests, and incentive carts, instead, focusing on the individual progress and development of each child. Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading.
Teaching children to teach themselves is integral to the Montessori method, which encourages innovative thinking, independent decision making, and curiosity-driven learning. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities.
Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning.
Montessori classes place children in three-year age groups (3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and so on), forming communities in which the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones.