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Montessori: Cultivating Peaceful Independence

Everyday Education


Last updated 10/21/2019 at 2:52pm

At Mountain Sun Community School, which employs the Montessori methods of instruction, teachers are primarily observant facilitators while students engage in numerous hands-on activities. (Courtesy photos)

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." - Dr. Maria Montessori.

More than a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori pioneered a method of education rooted in the observation that each child is a unique person who is naturally curious and has a desire to learn experientially. When a beautiful educational environment is intentionally created, children find their passion for learning and are able to fully develop intellectually, socially and emotionally.

We often hear the word "Montessori," but wh...

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