The Montessori method is based on the experimental observation of children to bring about self-directed learning and support their genuine natural way of being, what Dr. Maria Montessori referred to as “the child’s true normal nature” in 1907. To keep true to this method, the teacher recognizes that there is an inner guidance that is directing the child perfectly. Hence, one of the roles of the teacher is to ensure that this path is without obstacles, and that the environment is free to us by the child.
The Montessori method is thus achieved by dividing the class room in the many following logical areas, ranging from basic to intermediate to advanced levels, so the children can work at their own pace:
It is important to understand that each of this category is specifically designed to isolated a particular concept, so the child is naturally drawn to work with it, with minimal interference from an adult. The children are able to check their own work, and learn their lessons in ways so that they comprehend the subject and have a complete grasp of it. This way they are able to master abstract ideas, presented to them in a very concrete realistic way. This allows the students not to be afraid of making mistakes, and try new things in life, without fear.