Montessori Model is student-centered learning and is used throughout the world in private institutions. NOW every child will be able to access this child-centered model. The Montessori Model of learning cultivates the whole child’s development; cognitive, emotional, social and physical. It fosters the “I want to do it” attitude instead of the “Help me” stance which we have been conditioned into accepting.
Given the freedom and support to question, probe deeply, and make connections, Montessori students grow up to be confident, enthusiastic, and self-directed learners and citizens, accountable to both themselves and their community. They think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly and with integrity. What better outcome could you wish for your children? (Source)
The noted benefits of Montessori education are:
- The ability to focus in children as young as three years of age; mindfulness as deep, in the moment focus, characterized by self-awareness and internal motivation. In a world filled with chaotic distraction, it can be a salve for the conflict, impulsiveness and stress plaguing us today.
- “Montessori’s approach to motor development actually stimulates cognitive development and deep concentration, according to Hughes. When children begin Montessori education at age 3 or 4, they work on motor-skills activities, such as sweeping, polishing silverware and pouring. These aptly named “practical life” activities prepare kids for greater independence and self-reliance in daily tasks, but there’s something bigger going on: the development of higher cognitive functions essential to concentration and attention.
- Montessori-style learning helps kids learn the fine art of shared concentration by encouraging them to engage in tasks with a classmate or two — a critical skill in the age of teamwork. Working in twos and threes promotes mentoring and knowledge transfer; children share their enthusiasm for a task. (Source)