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Montessori vs Traditional Education

  1. 1. Montessori Method<br />vs.<br />Traditional Education<br />By: Tekera Stevens<br />
  2. 2. The Montessori Method<br />The Montessori Method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the late 19th century.<br />Montessori Method is a curriculum that is based on observing the child and focuses on self correcting materials and putting the child in touch with the environment<br />Maria Montessori<br />
  3. 3. Characteristics of the Montessori Method<br />The <br />Children<br />The <br />Environment<br /><ul><li>Work together and learn from each other
  4. 4. Challenged to their ability
  5. 5. Work freely
  6. 6. Remain with same group of children 3 yrs
  7. 7. Self-directed and independent
  8. 8. Trained to recognize appropriate learning level
  9. 9. Serve as guide for child
  10. 10. Pay attention to the child
  11. 11. Let children learn at own pace
  12. 12. Provide the child with calm , uncluttered environment
  13. 13. Child size furniture
  14. 14. 30-35 children
  15. 15. Children divided into groups by age
  16. 16. Children allowed to explore
  17. 17. No grading system</li></ul>The <br />Teachers<br />
  18. 18. A look inside the Montessori classroom…<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. Traditional Education<br />The Public School System<br />Traditional education brings to mind a child sitting in a class with twenty or more students and the teacher seated at the front of the room.<br />
  21. 21. Characteristics of Traditional Education<br />Children are all around the same age<br />First school choice made by many parents<br />Ignores learning styles and talents<br />Standardized testing is the main focus<br />Provides children with opportunity to build social skills and meet others from diverse backgrounds<br />
  22. 22. Why Dissatisfaction with Traditional Education<br />
  23. 23. QUICK FACTS<br /><ul><li>Many parents are opting to put their children in private schools, like Montessori schools
  24. 24. Some parents choose to home school their children
  25. 25. Most Americans agree that private schools such as Montessori schools do a better job than public schools at teaching students
  26. 26. Most parents of public schools support private school education three to one</li></li></ul><li>Satisfaction with public schools in America: <br />
  27. 27. COMPARING THE TWO<br />
  28. 28. Unlike Montessori, public education focuses on intelligence rather than learning styles and talents. Students are taught how to succeed on standardized tests resulting in no actual learning. <br />
  29. 29. As a parent which one would you choose?<br />