Valuing Inclusive Culture
This means that Montessori education respects and values the diversity of cultures, languages, races, religions, abilities, and backgrounds of all children and families. Montessori education also promotes global citizenship and peace education by exposing children to different perspectives and experiences of the world.
Recognizing Multiple Intelligences
This means that Montessori education recognizes and nurtures the different types of intelligence that children possess, such as linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. Montessori education also provides a variety of learning materials and activities that cater to different learning styles and preferences.
Practicing Personalized Approach
This means that Montessori education follows the individual needs, interests, and pace of each child. Montessori education also allows children to choose their own work and set their own goals within a prepared environment that supports their development. Montessori education also respects the unique personality and potential of each child.
Encouraging Collaborative Learning
This means that Montessori education encourages children to work together and learn from each other in a mixed-age classroom. Montessori education also fosters social skills, communication skills, and cooperative skills among children through group projects, peer tutoring, and community service. Montessori education also enhances learning satisfaction and motivation through collaborative learning.
Supporting Continuous Improvement
This means that Montessori education aims to help children develop a lifelong love of learning and a growth mindset. Montessori education also challenges children to improve their skills and knowledge through self-assessment, feedback, and reflection. Montessori education also supports teachers’ professional development and innovation through ongoing research and training.
Prioritizing Time Management
Time management is the skill of planning and controlling how one spends their time. In a Montessori setting, time management is fostered by providing an uninterrupted work period, where the child can choose and complete their own activities in a prepared environment that supports their interests and needs. The child is also encouraged to self-regulate their attention, concentration and motivation, and to reflect on their progress and goals. Time management can help a child to develop independence, responsibility and confidence.
Applying Family Culture Patience is a key value that teachers should have. It is important to give children the time they need to learn and grow. Love is also at the heart of Montessori education. Teachers show love and respect for each child, and help them develop a love of learning. Building relationships is an important part of Montessori education. Teachers work to build strong relationships with each child, and help children build relationships with each other.