Parents often ask me "How can I implement the Montessori approach at home?" Parents need support in understanding the true reason for Montessori academic success--a physical, social, and emotionally safe environment. This environment consists of more than academic lessons. It is a result of highly educated teachers who have through knowledge of child development and understand how children learn, and what motivates progress, and how to observe students and make a match between a student's skills and optimal challenge in the curriculum.
The following tips outlines the basic cultural values of a Montessori environment to support administrators, Montessori teachers, parents, and Montessori teacher educators. Its focus is on the way an authentic Montessori community looks, acts, and feels. If you love or have tried any of these tips, I would love to hear from you.