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Circle Time

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in FEATURED, MAIN IMAGE GALLERY, TMS CURRICULUM | 0 comments

Circle Time

Due to the independent learning method of Montessori, the children are not placed in a uniform classroom where they are learning the same basic concepts they need to advance onto different levels of learning. The guide works with the children individually during work time, however Circle Time allows for the entire class to come together in one area to go over basic concepts and lessons that would take some time to address on an individual basis.   The concepts that are emphasized during this time are the basics: Daily Greetings Manners Calendar including days of the week and months of the year Numbers Seasons Shapes and...

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Teachers as “Guides”

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in ABOUT MONTESSORI, FEATURED, MAIN IMAGE GALLERY | 0 comments

Teachers as “Guides”

Dr. Maria Montessori always referred to the teacher as a “guide” and the role of a Montessori guide differs considerably from that of a traditional teacher. She is a very keen observer of the individual interests and needs of each child; opening a pathway to self-discovery in the child. Her daily work then develops from her observation rather than a prepared curriculum. Montessori guides’ main objective is to teach children independence, creativity and curiosity that they are born with to foster independent growth in each child.

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The Montessori Classrooms – Prepared Environment

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in ABOUT MONTESSORI, FEATURED | 0 comments

The Montessori Classrooms – Prepared Environment

Montessori classrooms are designed in such a way that children are encouraged to take part in an organized and structured self-directed learning environment. The classrooms are also designed in such a way that children of varying ages can be in one classroom at the same time, as opposed to a traditional school where all the children are of the same age and developmental stage. This is so that the older, more advanced children may assist in helping the younger children learn new things. The younger children will also be able to observe the older children as they receive lessons from their Montessori guides, and engage in the work accompanying them. By allowing children of...

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The Montessori Method

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in ABOUT MONTESSORI, FEATURED | 0 comments

The Montessori Method

"I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori method." — Dr. Maria Montessori The Montessori Method is a very different and unique way of learning in comparison to traditional schools and other preschool settings. In traditional schools, teachers take an active role and the child more of a passive role; however, the Montessori classroom is designed around the child so that he/she takes an active role in learning to gain self-sufficiency and independence. The Montessori Method focuses heavily on a prepared environment and is divided into different areas. These areas are practical...

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