The Montessori Philosophy
– How do we do it?
Each child is unique, we follow the child
In our Lavalette Montessori Community, we respect to their capabilities, process and learning pace and we sensitize to their needs.
– Decision Making
There is a misunderstood concept of Montessori schools where it is believed that children “do what they want”.
We develop the choice that results in the ability to make decisions.
The system is designed so that the child can choose, always with teacher´s guidance. Life is a continuous decision making, if we teach children to make choices, as adults they will be great at making them.
– Movement Opportunity
Children at this stage need movement, have lots of energy. In the Montessori system they have the opportunity to move continuously in the classroom.
– Structure, Order, and Limits
All activities have a sequence and order within the established limits.
– Learning Through Experience
The best way to learn is through the experience. If I do it by myself, I learn.
The best we can do as teachers or guides is to help them do things for themselves. Help me do it by myself. Independence is the birthplace of self-esteem. If I think I can do it, I feel useful and therefore valuable.
– Opportunity to Make Mistakes and to Amend Their Mistakes
The materials have control of error, that is, if the children make a mistake they have the opportunity to correct them. It is important to teach children that making mistakes is part of life; the most important thing is to learn from them and correct them. “Never let the child would risk failing to have a reasonable chance to succeed. Maria Montessori
– Create Awareness
Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten is the ideal age to begin to create ecological social, ethical, and moral awareness.
– Famous Montessori Children
- Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon
- Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders of Google
- Anne Frank, writer
- Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
- Julia Child, first TV chef