Role of the enlightened generalist………………………………………………………….p 4-8
Directress – Historically, the designation for the lead teacher in a Montessori classroom. The role of the instructor is to direct or guide individual children to...
other world in an exceptionally intense manner.” The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori.
The following are the Sensitive Periods for Children Aged from Birth to 6 years of Age:
Sensitive Period for Order (age 18 months to 2 years)
Sensitive Period for Language (birth to 6 years)
child's absorbent mind on them in order to develop a particular ability. When sensitive periods are over the certain aspects of the environment appear indifferent to them and the process of learning becomes wearisome, tiring and longer (Montessori, 1966). For example, grown-ups acquire a new language...
written and oral language in particular that each generation has passed on its accumulating wisdom to the next. “Language, we may say, grow with human thought”. (Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, p109)
The learning of language is truly the child’s most remarkable intellectual achievement and is...
through is crucial in aiding the teacher to provide a suitable environment to assist a child's optimum development as the environment that the child is in plays a crucial role to their formation according to Montessori.
A sensitive period refers to "a special sensibility which a creature acquires...
Language Arts Rationale Paper
1. What is the purpose of Language Arts? ( 1 point)
2. How are the four major areas of the Montessori curriculum supported by the Language Arts? (2 points)
3. Please define the role of the teacher in the context of the Language arts...
communication that human beings have cooperated with each other to solve common problems. It is through communication based on written and oral language in particular that each generation has passed on its accumulated wisdom to the next. “Language, we may say, grow with human thought.”(Maria Montessori, The...
This assignment will outline the principles of the Montessori philosophy. It will explain how Montessori viewed child’s development and learning in relation to its environment during the early formative years. Montessori divided the years of childhood into three stages and highlighted the key...
information from the senses, language, culture, and the development of concepts with the term "absorbent mind". She believed that this is a power unique to the first plane, and that it fades as the child approached age six.
Sensitive periods: Montessori also observed periods of special...
of writing and use of a rich language this then can be used for all further learning and communication in the future as the child is learing the basics of written communication.It is at this time that montessori teachers should take advantage of this fact and explode the childs potential by...
abilities such as
language, discrimination of sensory stimuli, and mental modeling of the environment at
certain periods this is what Dr. Montessori called Sensitive periods. (Montessori, 1966).
In my easy I’m going to explain the main sensitive periods and why they are important
child beginning to write. Dr. Montessori calls this an “explosion” into writing.
The preparation for enjoying the exploration of language in life begins before birth as the child responds to the voices he hears even in the womb. For success in language a child needs confidence that what she has to say...
to grow. Children should be exposed to work with materials that interest them, as they do this, they in grow.
There must also be freedom of speech in a Montessori prepared environment. Children must be free to express themselves. Activities that promote language development should be encouraged...
Areas of Study
The Montessori History
Dr. Maria Montessori studied young children in Italy in the early 1900s and observed that a child has an innate desire to learn and is essentially a sensorial explorer within his or...
THE FOUR PLANES OF DEVELOPMENT
Dr Maria Montessori was both a pragmatist and visionary. Her medical and anthropological background helped her to study human life from conception to the end of life. According to Dr. Maria Montessori the main goal of education...
knowledge. He takes steps in different sensitive period and repeats his movements, words or social skill actions to improve and to perfect his movement, language and social skills.
The Absorbent Mind:
Dr. Maria Montessori uses the term Absorbent Mind to describe the child's mental capacity for...
for the child to acquire certain abilities, such as language, discrimination of sensory stimuli and mental modelling of the environment (Montessori, 1966).
Montessori observed 6 sensitive periods in a child's life. These sensitive periods are not consecutive; some overlap and some are continuous...
Due Date: 1 May 2010
The Phenomenon of the Absorbent Mind
After observing children, Maria Montessori noticed that children from birth till six years of age (in the first plane of development) learnt effortlessly in such an intense way that left them feeling refreshed...
DMT 106 – Language
“Language lies at the root of that transformation of the environment that we call civilisation”.
* Dr. Maria Montessori.
How is language encouraged in the Montessori prepared environment...
Montessori writes about an “explosion into writing.” Discuss why this is possible, and detail the indirect and direct preparation in Montessori school.
Language is the first system which provides us with the symbols we need to model for ourselves, to ourselves, inside our heads, the universe...
needs to fulfill. Having ordered rules helps a child in this sensitive period.
Dr Montessori said:
“Order is one of the needs of life which, when it is satisfied, produces a real happiness”. (Montessori, the secret of childhood, 1973, page52).
2-sinsitivity to language:
Babies do not imitate any...
Barbara Isaacs in her article “Montessori and sensitive period” emphasizes on the sensitive periods for movement, language and small details and she gives us very good ideas of what we can do so we can provide a happy and an in depended child. For example at the age of two and a half the child can...
“The mathematic mind is a mind that is especially interested in mathematics. Rather than find them boring and absurd, they find them interesting and absorbing. It is a fact that most children in our Montessori schools manage to achieve great enthusiasm while working with...
How is the child’s exploration & orientation is his physical environment complimented by the Montessori cultural materials & presentations?
Maria Montessori had a deep and understanding spiritual view about the world. Very often she talked about the physic energies and what the soul needs...
easier for a child to learn certain concepts that will be more difficult as they get older. Montessori identified 11 different sensitive periods from birth to age six.
This period runs from birth through approximately age 6. During this period the child is extremely sensitive to vocal...
DMT 106 Language
“The environment necessary for the development of language can be enhanced to structure the child from birth to 6 years .How is language encouraged in the Montessori nursery class?
Language is defined as the system of sounds and works used...
2. There are three important tributaries to language – speech, writing and reading. What is the help we give to children in a manner that combines ALL the three.
It is said that since speech develops naturally in a child, Montessori language activities therefore presume that the...
-Way Bilingual Montessori Program
Genesee (1987), found that children who learn a second language during the early stages of life or primary language acquisition period achieve higher levels of proficiency in the long term compare to those kids who begin the learning process later. By combining a...
learning of language is truly the child’s most remarkable intellectual achievement, the parents, who are the child’s first language teachers, should begin during his early infancy to give verbal meaning to the things in the child’s environment. Language is an integral part of the Montessori class...
The Great Lessons
The sensitive periods