International College of Technical Education.
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Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.Montessori is just one of the many systems we have researched to create the Education for Life Program and this page is meant to function as an ever-expanding archive of open source, free-shared, and duplicable Montessori inspired ideas that we organize into the primary components of the One Community Education Program: Curriculum for Life, Teaching Strategies for Life, Learning Tools and Toys for Life, and building The Ultimate Classroom. These components are designed to be combined to create endless “Lesson Plans for Life” purposed to grow and evolve what we feel will be the most comprehensive, effective, and diversely applicable free-education program and resource archive in the world. The One Community Foundations of Teaching, Leadership, and Communicating, combined with a collaborative Evaluation and Evolution Component (Portfolio Creation and Maintenance), help us to further grow and adapt both the program and as individuals.
The five basic principles of implementing the Montessori Method are:
Respect for the child: Teachers show respect for children when they help them do things and learn for themselves. When children have choices, they are able to develop the skills and abilities necessary for effective learning autonomy, and positive self-esteem.
The absorbent mind: Montessori believed that children educate themselves: “It may be said that we acquire knowledge by using our minds; but the child absorbs knowledge directly into his psychic life. Simply by continuing to live, the child learns to speak his native tongue” (Montessori, 1966).
Sensitive periods: A sensitive period refers to a special sensibility which a child acquires in its infantile state, while it is still in a process of initial rapid growth. It is a transient disposition and refers to acquisition of a particular trait. Once this trait or characteristic has been acquired, the special sensibility disappears.
The prepared environment: The prepared environment makes learning materials and experiences available to children in an orderly format. Freedom is the essential characteristic of the prepared environment. Since children within the environment are free to explore materials of their own choosing, they absorb what they find there.
Autoeducation: Montessori named the concept that children are capable of educating themselves “autoeducation” (also known as self-education). Children who are actively involved in a prepared environment and who exercise freedom of choice literally educate themselves. Montessori teachers prepare classrooms so that children educate themselves.
1.) Mixed Age Classes. All Montessori programs are predicated upon a mixed age grouping of children. ...
2.) Prepared Environment. ...
3.) Montessori Materials. ...
4.) Repetition. ...
5.) Movement. ...
6.) Freedom of Choice. ...
7.) Independence. ...