The Montessori Teaching Methods
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.
I began teaching in the Chicago Public Schools system in 1973. I taught Kindergarten through third grade for five years and Special Education for two years. I realized the value of reaching children early when I began teaching special education.