Conventional teaching methods assume children need incentives or the threat of consequences to motivate them to perform well. Montessori assumes the opposite—that children are naturally interested in learning. Just look at how very young children rarely get bored, enthusiastically explore new environments, ask endless questions, take incredible risks and automatically touch and taste anything unfamiliar.
The Montessori approach to education nurtures your child’s intrinsic desire to learn. Children learn by doing and through directed play, exploring sensory materials specially designed to translate abstract concepts into concrete understanding. Guided by one of three certified Montessori classroom teachers — referred to as 女导演 for their role as observers and sources of inspiration rather than lecturers — children work at their own pace, repeating and building upon sequential exercises until a skill is mastered. Mixed age groups offer the opportunity for cooperative learning, wherein more advanced students model skills for their younger peers, which more closely resembles interactions in the real world.