CD 356 Reflection 1

In the The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori, a quote that really stood out to me is on page 25, and it says “All human victories, all human progress, stand upon the inner force.”. This is a powerful statement. It is empowering to the learner in being in complete control of their growth and progress.
Their underlying philosophy of how children work and learn and are disciplined and engaged with follow along with this statement. If a child is not working, they will disciple them by having them sit facing the working children and have them watch the children work until they were ready to work. They believe that it was within children to be successful and so if given the right environment, supplies and model, the children’s success would come naturally.
I feel that this approach lacks the individualized attentions that may not be presented in just the environment and materials, as well as the interaction between children and teachers and children and their peers.


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