What is Montessori? {Montessori Defined Series}

whatismontessori e1343483804927 What is Montessori? {Montessori Defined Series}

Welcome to the inaugural post for our “Montessori Defined Series”!

The term Montessori is popping up everywhere these days. I am really excited that the philosophy is getting attention because there is huge potential within education reform ALL OVER THE WORLD if schools, families and communities begin to integrate Montessori philosophy.

Still, though, there are many questions about the philosophy especially since the term is being used so frequently these days.

So, I am launching a ‘Montessori Defined’ series. It’ll be simple. One definition, once a week.

It seems a good place to start is with the term: MONTESSORI

“The term may refer to Dr. Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori Method of education, or the method itself.”

Source: American Montessori Society

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  1. I think a Montessori Defined Series is a great idea. I look forward to following it.
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  2. I really look forward to this!
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  3. what a great idea, personally i’m not exactly sure what the entire philosophy is.
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  4. I remember reading a book about Maria Montessori and her beliefs and teaching practices when I was just out of high school. It really spoke to me about how children learn. Although I do not run a Montessori classroom, I have been greatly influenced by that book years ago and my studies since of Montessori.
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