Benefits of Montessori method
1) Montessori education helps each unique individual to learn in different ways and accomodates all learning styles. Children are free to explore and learn at their own pace, advancing each curriculum once he/she is ready, guided by the directress and personalise learning plan. 2) At an early stage, children develop order, coordination, concentration and independence. Classroom materials are designed to daily support individual emerging "self-regulation" (ability to educate one's self, and self directed learning), toddlers through adolescents.
3) Students are part of a close, caring community. The multi-age classroom setting recreates a family structure. Where older students mentors and role models; younger children feel supported and gain confidence about the challenges. Directress model respect, loving kindness and a belief in peaceful conflict resolution.
4) Directress allows students to enjoy freedom within limits in deciding what their focus of learning will be. With understanding that internal satisfaction drives the child's curiosity and interest in joyous learning that is sustainable over a lifetime.
5) Self-correction and assessment are an integral part of the Montessori classroom approach. As they mature, students learn to analyse critically at their work and adept to problem solving, correcting and learning from their errors. In short Montessori gives freedom for children to learn, become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners. Through critically thinking, working collaboratively and act confidently - a skill set for a lifetime in the 21st century.