General Structure of Montessori Class:
The teacher, child, and environment create a learning triangle. The classroom is prepared by the teacher to encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order. The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment offers to develop himself, interacting with the teacher when support and/or guidance is needed
Some of the hallmarks of Montessori Method include peer-learning where younger children learn from older children. Older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. This type of work also mirrors the real world, where individuals work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions. In early childhood, Montessori students learn through sensory-motor activities, working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experience: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, and movement.
Please come and observe how children at Villa Di Maria Montessori School are benefiting from the Montessori philosophy.