Dr. Maria Montessori is long gone, but her legacy when it comes to education remains. Thanks to her, there are ten rules of Montessori, which remains an excellent fit for every child.
Findings have shown that the Montessori methods are quickly becoming used widely. In the United States of America alone, there are well over 8,000 Montessori schools and about 20,000 Montessori schools all over the world.
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That is not surprising as the Montessori methods have significantly become valued as the main aim of the program is providing a well structured and stimulating environment, which helps a child develop an excellent foundation for creative learning.
There are ten groundlaying rules of Montessori, all of which aim at providing the best learning environment for children. Because of these tender directives, many parents enroll their children in Montessori schools.
The ten rules strictly adhered to in Montessori schools are usually found at the entrance way of many Montessori schools, thus serving as a reminder to the staff and parents.
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You can go here for the unabridged version of the Montessori rules.
The Montessori rules may seem so nitpick, but they collectively aim at creating just the perfect environment for learning. As you have read, it hinges on respecting the child, helping the child find his/her creative self and relentless efforts to be made by every teacher in supporting the children as they learn.
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While it forbids that no teacher must never forsake any child, it implores teachers to know just when they are needed and to provide that support to their best capabilities promptly.
The world has known great men and women, and a significant number of them are products of Montessori programs. Examples are the founders of Google, Larry Page & Sergey Brin; another is Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia and even most amazingly, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a Former First Lady!