Montessori learning environment is much different than the traditional
model. Instead of information passing from the teacher to the student,
the teacher is skilled in putting the child in touch with the environment,
and helping him learn to make intelligent choices and to carry out
research in a prepared environment. The teacher then protects the
student's concentration from interruption. This fosters a love of
lifetime learning in the student.
The Montessori school environment is arranged
according to subject area -- cooking, cleaning, gardening, art,
caring for animals, library corner, etc. – children are always
free to move around the room instead of staying at desks. There
is no limit to how long a child can work on something she has chosen.
At any one time in a day all subjects -- practical work, Sensorial,
math, language, art, music, etc. -- will be studied, at all levels,
by children of mixed ages learning from each other, facilitated
by careful observation, individual lessons, record keeping, and
help of the teacher.
Srishti, We have fully equipped Montessori environments with
a homely atmosphere.
"Education is not something which
the teacher does, but a natural process which develops spontaneously
in the human being."
- Maria Montessori