Friday, September 27, 2019
A solid partnership between school and home is critical to raising a Montessori preschool child. However, most parents, especially those educated in the traditional school system, are usually unsure of what they can do to prepare their children to build on the skills they learn in class. Here are some ways to help you Montessori preschooler flourish in and out of the classroom.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Montessori pre-school and elementary school classrooms are carefully prepared to be in sync with the students’ needs and interests, making it a unique space that children can explore as they choose. However, no matter how child-centered a classroom is, there are still bound to be behaviors that challenge or disrupt the space and become an obstacle to all students’ learning. When students exhibit these behaviors, like interrupting the teacher’s presentation or distracting other students during work time, it is the Montessori teacher’s job to address the behavior. Here is a look at two strategies that may also be familiar to any parent who has needed to address the behavior of their young child.
Monday, September 16, 2019
For many children, beginning Montessori preschool is the first time they are expected to be apart from their parents. The transition may be difficult at first, but you can make it easier by following a few professional tips.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Unlike traditional public schools, the Montessori elementary school relies on intrinsic motivation to guide children. If this seems unusual to you, think of intrinsic motivation as the thrill of winning or success, and external motivation as working under the threat of consequences. The former comes with its own incentive to achieve even more while the latter has no incentive beyond escaping punishment or empty praise.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Instilling personal confidence in children is an important part of the Montessori preschool. Helping your preschoolers feel better about themselves gives them the confidence to take action, the ability to see the better qualities in others, and the confidence to attempt new things and experience new situations.