"The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."
- Maria Montessori
8 Principles of Montessori Education
Movement and cognition are closely intertwined, and movement can enhance thinking and learning.
Learning and well-being are improved when people have a sense of control over their lives.
People learn better when they are interested in what they are learning.
Tying extrinsic rewards to an activity, like money for reading or high grades for tests, negatively impacts motivation to engage in that activity when the reward is withdrawn.
Collaborative arrangements can be very conducive to learning.
Learning situated in meaningful contexts is often deeper and richer than learning in abstract contexts.
Particular forms of adult interaction are associated with more optimal child outcomes.
Order in the environment is beneficial to children.
The Montessori-inspired distance learning program will embody these evidence-based outcomes throughout all of the grade levels.
Montessori is a comprehensive educational approach that is based on self-directed activity and hands-on learning. Students work individually or in groups to explore and discover the knowledge of the world around them and to develop their maximum potential.
Key principles of the Montessori method include: Observing the child and fostering learning experiences based upon their interests and needs, helping the child develop independence and self-direction through freedom within limits, fostering natural curiosity and an innate love for learning, collaboration within a multi-age, family-like setting, and creating a prepared environment where the students can actively engage in experiential learning.
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