Yes, I am known for making up words in my family and you all will learn that here 2 LOL
But, I am totally taken with how the Montessori approach offers education that is an aid to life based on the child's individual strengthens and needs. It helps chldren with their tasks moving from the concrete to the abstract naturally. I love the flexibility (you can never fall behind in a Montessori school) of the approach which allows a child to learn at their own pace, as the child shows a readiness,and enables the child and the teacher focus on the child's interets. It encourages , children/teachers to work together to explore and learn! But, it is driven by the child, for the child.....
I can't say enough about Montessori.
I taught public school for 7 years and then upon interviewing at one for a reading specialist position, I immediately realized what i had been missing as a public school teacher.... a school surrounded by a philosophy and a pedagogy that each teacher believes and supports and they are striving for the same goals....
ok, I am rambling... did I answer the ?
BTW, my oldest is 6 is a 1st year in a Montessori school after being ther from 2.5- present and my youngest in almost 4 and has been in there since she was 2.5. So I am speaking from the heart as a mom, not a teacher. What my children have learned about themselves and life has been remarkable... But, I will also say that if it had not been for this school and the fact that I work there, that I would be homeschooling.