Today seems to be the educators’ day!
I cannot ignore Maria Montessori and her contribution to the education for a new world and society.
It is interesting to see the approach she gives to the main principles of education: developing creativity and self-confidence, attaining autonomy and promoting mutual respect; all these aspects are carefully reflected on her methodology and Montessori training centers, organizations and schools provide good practice and an accurate exampleof Montessori method of education.
“Montessori educational practice helps children develop creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and time-management skills, care of the environment and each other, and prepares them to contribute to society and to become fulfilled persons.
The basis of Montessori practice in the classroom is mixed age group (3 – 6 ages in one class), individual choice of research and work, and uninterrupted concentration. Group lessons are seldom found in a Montessori classroom, but learning abounds, and because it is enjoyed, children remember what they learn.
As you read through these pages you will discover the unique practices that make Montessori the fastest growing and most successful method of education today.”