Montessori Teachers are more like Guides

Posted by Edith On December 17th

The Montessori method holds that classroom teachers are collaborative members of the learning process.

Montessori Teachers guide your child to enlightenment

This is the fourth of 12 Ways Montessori Schools are Different from Traditional Classrooms, a free guide that can be downloaded for free from our website.

You will not find our instructors standing in front of the classroom giving a lecture. Instead of dominating the classroom, they act as guides in a child’s developmental journey.

Our teachers offer personal and meaningful feedback to each child and never dispense false praise. Montessori teachers do not rely on harsh discipline or control to maintain a child’s focus. Instead, they encourage learning both individually and in small groups as they work with children. They also lead large group activities and circle time.

By taking this non-traditional role, Montessori instructors make room for students to manage their own classroom experience. This allows children to develop their positions in the classroom community and encourages them to hone their leadership and independence skills. Our instructors facilitate learning, but a child’s individual passion leads his or her learning process.

The Montessori philosophy puts faith in children to show us what they need to learn at any given moment. We believe that they understand where they are in their development and can best identify which activities will challenge their skills. Montessori teachers know and respect this, and so work alongside children to best direct their activities.

If you’d like to learn other ways in which Montessori teachers and classrooms differ from traditional schools, download our free eBook or come visit our award winning preschool in Chula Vista. Get directions from the map below.


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