Hello there! We are finally heading to the last posts of what I hoped to be a very informative series for you. Today, I’ll be sharing what I learned about the Montessori Homeschooling Method.
What is the Montessori Method?
The Montessori Method is a teaching method developed by Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori (1870-1952), an Italian physician and educator. Maria Montessori believed the children are naturally inclined to learn and that they learn best when they are provided with an organized and well thought out environment.
Montessori Method encourages as much unscheduled time as possible, and the children are encouraged also to choose their learning material. The learning happens at their own pace.
Montessori Method like Waldorf Method discourages the use of screens (TV, tablets, computers). Wooden tools are preferred and all learning material is well organized and ready to be used by the students.
The Use of Learning Centers
In order to promote independence and to fully reach the student’s learning potential, the Montessori Homeschool will have specific areas or learning centers. The child will go from one area to another as desired.
Some examples of learning centers are:
- Sensorial Center
- Reading Center
- Math Center
- Life Skills Center
- Music Center
- Arts Center
You can find more information about this popular Homeschooling Method by checking the following sites:
Wow!!! I can’t believe it, our next post will be our last post of this series!!! Time flies when we are having fun. I hope you have a chance to check the websites linked above and that the information here was somewhat helpful to you.
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Have a great and thanks for stopping by!
Vanessa Z. Pawlicki