Help me to do it myself!
method of Doctor Maria Montessori, the Italian teacher and humanist
(1870-1952), is widely spread all over the world. The Montessori
pedagogic is an outstanding example of effective practical realization
of free education ideas.
The basic difference of Montessori Method
from traditional kindergartens is an attitude to the child as
to an unique individuality with his own plan of development, his
own ways and terms of mastering of the environment.
The basic idea of Montessori Method is to
stimulate the child to self-development through so called "prepared
environment", which has clear logic of construction and corresponds
to psychological needs of each child. The role of a teacher is
to help the child to organize his activity in this environment,
to give him an opportunity to go his own, unique way in order
to realize his creative potential.
Doctor Montessori was deeply convinced,
that practically any child is a normal person, capable of opening
its potential in an active work. This work aims mastering of the
environment as well as the culture created by previous generations.
phenomenon of Montessori Method consists in its boundless belief
in the nature of the child, in its tendency to exclude any authoritative
pressure upon a forming person as well as to orientate to a free,
independent, active person!
Children attending Montessori classes love
to work, are attached to reality, obedient, not possessive, have
skills of concentrating, exhibit independence and initiative,
are self-disciplined and have joy!
"There are two
kinds of a proof heritage which we can hope to give to our children:
one is roots, the other - wings".