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Montessori: Cultivating Peaceful Independence

Everyday Education

 

October 21, 2019

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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