What makes Montessori education so different from convention educational methods? This was the core issue discussed in our 2nd Montessori Series for the School Year 2011-2012 last Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS) campus.
One of the highlights of that gathering was a video from Montessori Madness (a book by Trevor Eissler, a parent to parent argument on the Montessori system) showing the stark differences between the traditional and Montessori philosophy on child learning.
In a nutshell the video explains that conventional schools assume that your child need incentives (reward or punishment) in order for him or her to learn. Authentic Montessori schools take the opposite view.
The Montessori system believes children don’t need to be rewarded or punished in order for them to learn because they are born curious, inquisitive and love to explore. In short, children are naturally interested to learn! They all have an inner fire, a natural desire to gain knowledge about the world around them.
Sadly, more often than not, children lose their desire to learn when they are not given the proper environment, guidance and encouragement. This is especially true with the traditional school system. By the time they reach their early teens, that flame or fire is almost extinguished.
To help you understand more about this serious issue, watch the complete video below and learn why children lose their natural light or flame to learn. You’ll also discover how you can keep the fire burning inside them and help them achieve what they want to be.
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