What Is The Montessori Method?

The basic idea in the Montessori philosophy of education is that all children carry within “the adult they will become”. In order to develop their physical and intellectual powers to the fullest, they must have freedom; a freedom to be achieved through order and self-discipline. The world of the child is full of sights and sounds, which at first can appear chaotic. From this chaos, children must gradually create order and learn to distinguish among the impressions that assail their senses, slowly but surely gaining mastery of Self and their environment.