Dr. Montessori believed that the goal of the educational process was to cultivate a child’s natural desire to learn.
“And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment.” –Maria Montessori
The teacher is responsible for the classroom environment and guides the activity of the classroom, but it is within the child to learn. Dr. Montessori observed that children are motivated through the work itself and learn best by doing, rather than by being filled with facts. Concentration, determination, and purpose is established in early childhood which leads to confident, successful learning later in life. The Montessori Method is not an alternative model of education, it is a completely different way of learning and teaching, which will help the children for success in this world. All of the Lead Teachers have completed extensive Montessori teacher training with either the American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori International (AMI) in addition to their bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
If you are interested in learning more about our educational approach–including the research that supports its philosophy–and how we can meet the educational needs of your child and your family. Contact us today to learn how we put the philosophy to work at Montessori Bilingual Academy of Rockledge.