Montessori vs. Traditional
Montessori vs. Traditional
|Emphasis on cognitive and social development|
|Teacher has unobtrusive role in the class room|
|Encourages self discipline|
|Mainly individual instruction|
|Mixed age group in a classroom|
|Encourage children to learn and help others|
|Children set their own learning pace|
|Multi-sensory materials for all learning styles|
|Encourages child to use their own problem solving skills|
|Children have the freedom in the classroom|
|Parents are encouraged in participation|| |
|Social development only|
|Teacher is the controller|
|Teacher is the enforcer|
|Mostly group instruction|
|Same age grouping|
|Teacher is teaching|
|Structured group instruction|
|Fewer sensory materials|
|Corrected by teacher|
|Desk and chair assigned|
Top Reasons to Keep Your Child in Montessori
- Does your child love school and can’t wait to go every day? If so, consider yourself lucky. Why tinker with a winning solution when so many families feel frustrated and disappointed?
- Your child has waited for two or three years to be one of the leaders of his/her class. The five and six year olds are looked upon as role models in the school, and most students look forward to this role.
- The kindergarten and first grade years are the time when many of the earlier lessons come together and become a permanent part of the young child’s understanding. When children leave the Montessori before age five, many of the concepts that are still forming can be forgotten.
- The Kindergarten and First Grade child has many opportunities to teach the lessons to the younger children what he/she learned at an earlier age.
- Montessori children learn more fascinating lessons and get more advanced study materials.
- In Montessori, your child will continue to progress at their own pace. In a traditional elementary school, the child will have to wait for the other children to catch up.
- Montessori children are studying cultural geography and beginning to grow as global citizens.
- In Montessori, your child works with intriguing learning materials, like the Trinomial Cube instead of coloring books.
- With Land and Water forms, children learn about the lakes, islands, isthmuses, straights, capes, archipelagos, peninsulas, and other geographical forms, rather than circles, squares, and rectangles.
- Montessori schools are warm and supportive communities of student, teachers, and parents. Students can’t easily slip through the cracks.
- Montessori consciously teaches children to be kind and peaceful.
- Montessori students learn through hands-on experience, investigation, and research.
- Montessori challenges and set high expectations for all students, not only for a special few.