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Children Gain Independence in Montessori Classrooms

Posted by Edith On October 21st

Montessori classrooms place a high value on independent learning.

Independence in montessori environment

Students are encouraged to reach their highest potential at their own individual pace. In traditional classrooms, students follow the same lessons — leaving some children behind while others pull ahead.

In Montessori classrooms, students don’t have to keep pace with others. They set their own learning agendas, challenging themselves when they’re ready.

The learning materials first designed by Dr. Montessori encourage young learners to assess their own learning progress and spot errors.

In this way, they develop greater self-sufficiency and personal independence, which leads to an internal sense of purpose and motivation. We want our children to be able to do things for themselves, and in this way we give them many opportunities to do just that.

12 Ways Montessori Schools are Different from Traditional ClassroomsMontessori classrooms allow students to choose which activity they would like to do, to help adults with tasks, to dress themselves, and to move about the classroom as they fit.

Being able to do things for themselves helps children develop a confidence they will carry all their lives. In Montessori classrooms, independence is an ongoing and organic process. As a child learns to pour water, put on his own shoes, or clean her own work space, he or she becomes a more independent individual.

If you’re deciding whether or not your child will benefit from a Montessori education, please download our free eBook. →

If you’re in Chula Vista, CA we’d love to welcome your child to our classrooms! Call (619) 422-1220.

~Edith

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