Category: Montessori Teacher

  1. Understanding Self-Regulation From A Montessori Perspective

    Parenting is a journey filled with milestones, challenges, and the continuous quest to nurture children into confident, independent, and responsible individuals who can navigate life with confidence and resilience. The Montessori approach places a strong emphasis on self-regulation as a key component in a child’s holistic development. In this blog, we’ll explore what self-regulation means… Continue Reading »
  2. Fostering Grace and Courtesy in the Montessori Classroom

    As parents, we all want the best for our children. We want them to excel academically, but we also strive to raise them as kind, considerate, and well-mannered individuals. Montessori education has long been admired for its unique approach to nurturing children’s character, especially through the principles of “Grace and Courtesy.” In this blog, we… Continue Reading »
  3. How Montessori Develops Leaders

    Dr. Maria Montessori, the creator of the Montessori Method, is renowned for her method of education.  While her visionary philosophy was based upon her observations of children over a 100 years ago, her approach is still applicable and relevant today. Montessori helps young children develop strong academic, emotional, and leadership skills by giving them opportunities for… Continue Reading »
  4. Potty Training the Montessori Way

    Does potty training scare you to death? You are not alone! The thought of trying to get your busy toddler to sit still for any length of time let alone on a toilet to complete his “business” can be daunting and stressful at the very least! It’s probably a good bet that “potty training my toddler” is one… Continue Reading »
  5. Teaching the Montessori Way: The Three-Period Lesson

    Have you ever been curious as to how children learn in a Montessori setting?  The Montessori Three-Period Lesson (basically a lesson in three parts) is used throughout the Montessori environment to help introduce a new concept and lead the children along a path to understanding and mastery.  Villa Montessori Leesburg uses the Three-Period Lesson extensively (but not exclusively)… Continue Reading »
  6. Top 5 Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Education

    Providing a strong base for lifelong learning is essential to a child’s future success.  Studies show that children are more successful in school and beyond when given a strong foundation in the earliest years of their lives.  The Montessori philosophy centers around helping children develop cognitive, social, and physical abilities to help build this foundation. Villa Montessori Leesburg… Continue Reading »
  7. Independence and the Montessori Child

    “The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Dr. Maria Montessori You may already know that Montessori educators value and encourage independence even at the youngest of ages.  Why do we believe that independence is so important?  It’s simple really – the development of independence leads… Continue Reading »
  8. How Montessori Teaches Math And Shapes The Mathematical Mind

    According to Dr. Maria Montessori, the absorbent mind occurs from birth until approximately the age of six.   During this time period, a child experiences a period of intense mental activity that allows him or her to “absorb” learning from their environment on an unconscious level with very little effort.  Learning during this absorbent mind period is natural and… Continue Reading »