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Maria Montessori

Montessori Education is based on the principles developed by Maria Montessori.

In 1907, she opened her first school for children of low-income workers in an apartment building in Rome. The school was called "Casa Dei Bambini",  Home for Children.

The school had a teacher's table, a st...

Marie Montessori created materials when she noticed that students seemed to understand complex concepts better when they engaged all their senses.

School activities included personal care, such as dressing and undressing, care of the environment like sweeping, dusting and g...

Observations by Maria Montessori

  • Children had episodes of deep concentration and several repetitions of the same activity.
  • Given a choice, children showed more interest in practical activities and materials than toys, sweets or other rewards.
  • Self-disciple emerged sp...

Montessori's ideas started spreading through the world to inspire progressive thinkers and educators around the world. 

Later alumni include Jimmy Wale from Wikipedia, author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Today, many educators use the insights and materia...

Characteristics of Montessori programs

  • Students are free to choose what to learn.
  • Open classrooms allow free movement.
  • Use of specialised Montessori materials.
  • Mixed-age classes so children can learn from each other.
  • Uninterrupted blocks of study time, usually three hours.
  • No grading or ho...

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