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Montessori system of education in united states

 Montessori system of education in united states

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Montessori system of education in united states

What is the Montessori method? Learn about it and how it differs from other educational systems on This site.

The term "Montessori" comes from Italian scientist Anna Maria Montessori, whose work continues to be studied today. The name means "little person" or 'little child' in her native language of Italy. She was an educator who believed that children's natural curiosity would lead them toward knowledge and understanding, rather than fear and repression. The philosophy of Montessori has had a major impact on educators around the world. It is particularly well known in the United States, where its proponents have introduced several versions for public use, including this popular book series called "A Year of Discovery." The primary purpose of this article is to learn more about Montessori education methods and explore their role in our schools. In order to help you make informed decisions, here is one-on-one guidance from Dr. Carla Wozniak, principal consultant in Early Years Learning Services at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York University School of Professional Studies, regarding Montessori education:

Why do we need teachers to teach students to read and write?

Teachers are expected to teach; they do not get paid for teaching. Their only job is to assist parents, relatives, friends, neighbors, etc., with learning activities. Teaching requires patience, courage, self-discipline, honesty and empathy. Teachers should have knowledge of subjects such as science (biology, environmental studies), social studies (history, anthropology, psychology, sociology), geography (physical geography), music (music theory, music history, arts music) and communication studies (cognitive development, media literacy, communication skills) (Carnes & Hochschild 2017). They must also possess an awareness of how to motivate children under age five. Children begin to develop their cognitive abilities before school starts and often need encouragement to achieve academic success in class (Carnes&Hochschild2017). Furthermore, the teacher should have excellent listening skills as well as speaking fluency and be able to explain ideas clearly while using body language to convey important points. He needs to be aware of all laws and regulations affecting early years education, especially those pertaining to teaching and supporting children with disabilities. As teachers prepare to teach children, they need to understand what motivates children during childhood and early adolescence (Carnes & Hochschild 2017). For example, boys may develop strong feelings of playfulness vs. girls the desire to become independent. Some scholars suggest having a positive attitude will lead children towards education, but a negative thinking can prevent motivation. Parents should feel valued to encourage children to learn new things in life (Carnes & Hochschild 2017). Being patient in helping your child succeed will produce good results. A sense of pride and accomplishment will come with your child learning something new.

What types of materials are appropriate for early years learning?

The most successful early years education programs have focused on activities that involve creative problem solving. Activities, games that require careful attention, physical/technical tasks involving hands-on experiences are very effective in encouraging students to learn (Carnes& Hochschild 2017). Students gain much from activities that demand creativity and imagination (Carnes&Hochschild 2017). Creative expression involves making creations, inventing solutions, making pictures, writing poems and stories, playing musical instruments, writing poetry, drama, writing letters, sketching and drawing. Creative projects will not only encourage children to think creatively but will foster their ability to solve problems logically. Creativity is built into human nature (Carnes&Hochschild 2017). If children practice being creative, they should remember to take risks. This encourages learners to try out unusual approaches and to look at the big picture when developing new ideas (Carnes&Hochschild 2017). When creating something, no matter how simple or complex, students must consider all factors, including practicality and cost. Children learn critical thinking through repetition and imitation. Thus, teachers need to provide opportunities for students to experiment with different approaches as they develop creative ideas. These activities also promote children's confidence and self esteem. Because there is no set curriculum, instructors must know what works best for a student. For example, some classrooms might engage kids in more traditional activities, others encourage the use of technology with daily lessons. Each instructor's approach can vary based on his or her personality, personality, teaching background, age, personality, strengths and weaknesses as a teacher. You're just starting your career in early childhood. To succeed, you must understand what you are getting yourself into. Whether you want to follow the conventional path or take that leap of faith, you'll need a plan. There are countless books and website available which can enhance your knowledge. Once you find one that works for you, make sure to share your findings with me so I can add yours to my library. Please don't hesitate to contact me and let me know what other topics could help you learn to excel. Until next time, keep inspiring yourself and your students!

 


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