Benefits of Montessori
Founders of the 3 most innovative and successful companies - Google, Amazon and Wikipedia, are graduates of Montessori schools. Is their success linked to their Montessori education? Well, yes.
An ability to follow own passions, look for creative solutions and most importantly high self-esteem - these are the qualities that are nurtured in Montessori schools.
The benefits of a Montessori education are numerous, with particular gains in the areas of:
- independence, confidence and responsibilty;
- imagination and self-expression;
- language and mathematics skills;
- empathy, compassion and social agility.
Children who attend Montessori schools almost universally display great self-control, self-awareness and confidence. They get 2 psychological achievements: attitude “I can do it!” and self-esteem “I like myself!”
The children are guided to focus their concentration, to persevere with difficult tasks, and to moderate their behavior around others. This self-control brings confidence, poise and inner peace.
Throughout a child’s Montessori education, children develop an awareness of the intricate web of interconnectedness that binds humanity with the natural world and the humans with each other. This understanding engenders a sense of compassion and empathy for all living things. The end result is a person who wants to do good in the world, and leave it better than they found it.
Montessori education is truly an ‘education for life’.