Montessori is based on the child’s innate need to develop intellectual and physical abilities and provides a carefully prepared environment designed to meet and direct this need. Sharanalaya therefore aims to assist in the holistic development of the child – social, emotional, intellectual, physical and cultural – so that the child will be better prepared for life and can adjust to the changing conditions of his/her environment.
The Montessori approach to education is child centered and is based on mutual respect and cooperation. The teacher in a Montessori classroom is more of a guide and facilitator respecting the concentration and varied learning approaches of the children. Non-aggression and non-interruption, tolerance and concern for others are stressed. Montessori is about learning to balance responsibility with freedom of choice. It offers children the opportunity to realise their potential in a non-competitive environment and seeks to promote in them
- Self confidence and self esteem
- A sense of achievement and self worth
- Initiative and self motivation
- Independence and adaptability
- Respect for work
- Concentration and persistence in completing a task
- A sense of responsibility for themselves and their actions
- Cooperation with others and a sense of community
- Respecting the rights and needs of other
What Makes Montessori Different from Other Education?
The child learns and is motivated through the work itself (not solely through the teacher) to persist in a given task. Each child has his/her own program suited to his/her particular personality and needs. Each child receives individual attention, wherever possible and certainly wherever needed, all instruction is one on one or in small groups of similar ability.
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Dr. Maria Montessori believed that the task of learning should come naturally. ‘From the little child grows a mighty adult’. Childhood blooms only once & it is up to us to provide the necessary environment for a healthy blossom. For a child to grow from a seed to a healthy, well-nurtured tree (i.e., adult), it is important to pay attention to the roots (i.e., childhood). Being a Doctor of medicine and with her scientific knowledge, she designed a number of materials to enhance learning in children.