For as long as I’ve been practicing Montessori there has been a social debate going on, Montessori vs Traditional. It should come as no surprise that I’m here to tell you why Montessori is better! And I’ve got the facts below to prove it!
If you’ve already been practicing Montessori at home then you will know the benefits it brings. If you’re just getting started have a look at what the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector has put together:
“Montessori parents know first-hand how this approach to education supports and nurtures children’s
development in all areas: physical, intellectual, language, and social-emotional. Scientific research confirms that
Montessori children have an advantage not only academically, but also in social and emotional development.”
I don’t know about you but giving my child an advantage is always high on my list.
Still unsure? Check out this graph:
The article is a summary of 12-year-old students’ academic and social scores compared to a Montessori school to other elementary school education programs.
This next summary was reported in The Times (London) September 29, 2006 and is an extract from an article by Alexandra Frean.
There’s that word again, advantage. Are you seeing a common theme yet?
Here’s another graph that makes it easy to see all the research above:
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Now just one more example of research that proves why Montessori is better:
” The Montessori approach has been investigated by many independent academic researchers. In some studies, tests have been undertaken to validate the method’s capacity to deliver high quality developmental and educational outcomes. Results indicate Montessori students report a significantly better quality of experience in schooling than their traditional counterparts and perceive their learning environment and community very positively. ”
So in short, YES Montessori works!
Yes, Montessori has worked for my family.
Yes, I’ve worked with thousands of parents to help Montessori work for them.
And YES Montessori can work for your family too!
Are you interested in Montessori but still have questions? Add them in the comments below and let’s see if we can get them answered!
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