5 Things You'll Find in a 6-9 Montessori Classroom
I'm often asked the differences between Montessori and Traditional education. There are so many things I could say! I recently posted on my Instagram page about 5 things you will most definitely find in a Montessori 6-9 classroom. It's also important to note that you might find these things in a non-Montessori class as well!
1) Hands-on materials: Dr Maria Montessori developed amazing materials. They help children to work independently, at their own level and at their own pace. Many non-Montessori classrooms also have hands-on tools, however they really are the hallmark of a Montessori environment.
2) Flexible seating: In Montessori classrooms, students choose where to sit. This might be by themselves, with a partner or in a small group. Students in Montessori classrooms often work on the floor as well as at tables.
3) Plants: I have not yet visited a Montessori environment with zero plants! They are the easiest way to provide a link to nature as well as giving an opportunity for respect and care.
4) Inclusion of nature: This could be in the form of wooden trays, a nature table, books and other natural elements.