The Montessori Method
Application of Montessori
Applying the Montessori Method involves the teacher (also known as director, directress, or guide) viewing each child as having their own inner natural guidance for his or her own self-directed development.
A teacher′s role is therefore to observe over the learning environment and to remove any obstacles that may interfere with the child′s natural development. This sometimes includes experimental interactions with children to demonstrate how to use various self-teaching materials that are provided for the child′s free use.
The Learning Environment
In a Montessori nursery, a lesson is simply an experimental interaction with the children to aid and support their true normal development. The primary aim is to present the lesson materials basic use to children according to their own individual interests.
These lessons are given in such a way that the teacher′s involvement is reduced to the absolute minimum, so as not to interfere with the children′s personal free learning directly through the materials themselves.
For further information on Chrysalis Montessori Nursery School, Rainton, North Yorkshire, including available placements and possible funding, Please contact the Principal, Victoria Jackson on 07841705171
For more information on the Montessori Method of education, there is a wealth of information about Montessori on Wikipedia and The Montessori Charity.