-- Dr. Maria Montessori
My System of Education
(A Montessori quick bite from The Center for Guided Montessori Studies: http://www.guidedstudies.com/)
-- Dr. Alice Miller
- The traditional school system rewards rote memorization more than creativity, yet the workplace requires creativity more often than rote memorization.
- The traditional school system pits students against each other in class rankings and measures each child’s work in isolation, yet it is success in navigating the dynamics of group projects that plays a more essential role in the modern workplace.
- By pressuring a child to do better in school, a parent also pressures a child to become that thing which the school most rewards – a rote memorizer pitted against other rote memorizers.
- If there is so much evidence that grades don’t matter, why are they still used for assessment?
- What role does assessment and progress reports play in a Montessori environment? How do you personally support children’s natural motivation to learn without imposing predetermined goals and standards?
- In Montessori we consider observation to be our main method of assessment. What systems have you put in place to help you perform this most important part of our job?