1 Montessori Anyone who wants to follow my method should not honor me but follow the child as his leader. --Maria Montessori 1912
Jesús Ubaldo Quevedo
University of St. Thomas
School of Education
2 What Is Montessori
About Dr. Maria Montessori
Born in Italy in 1870
First woman doctor in Italy in 1896
Left medicine to teach in 1906
Opened Casa dei Bambini - Childrens House
Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 1949 1950 1951
Died in 1952
3 The Montessori Method
The Montessori Method
Children teach themselves
Follow the child
Birth-6 years sensorial exploration
6-12 years conceptual exploration
12-18 years humanistic exploration
18-24 years specialized exploration
4 Planes of Development 5 What Is Montessori (Contd)
On the nextyou will see a demo on
Multiplication of multi-digit numbers with the checkerboard
7436 x 42 312312
Repeat as needed until you understand the method
7 4 4 2 2 7 4 3 6 8 Montessori Concepts
9 Prepared Environment
The prepared environment is Maria Montessoris concept that the environment can be designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child.
10 Montessori Materials
Each material in a Montessori classroom isolates one quality. In this way the concept that the child is to discover is isolated. For example the material known as the pink tower is made up of ten pink cubes of varying sizes.
Through continued concentrated work of their own choice children grow in inner discipline and peace. She called this process normalization and cited it as the most important single result of our whole work
12 Montessori Curriculum
Click on the link below for an good example
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