You might notice, in elementary level there is a gradual developmental shift to abstract thinking, utilizing specific curriculum and materials that help support this lesson. This rich learning environment is responsive to varied individual needs and learning styles. Each lesson begins with a broad overview after which specific details are researched and added, creating greater depth and understanding. This approach facilitates critical thinking and open-mindedness in learning. It enables students to connect and relate content information more effectively within and across instruction. These videos are designed to share and bring awareness of the continual journey the Montessori Tides program offers from toddler to elementary.
We encourage all to come witness these “Great Lessons” of Montessori education and see firsthand what lies ahead in the Montessori Tides Program.
“The elementary child has reached a new level of development. Before he was interested in things: working with his hands, learning their names. Now he is interested mainly in the how and why… the problem of cause and effect. The role of education is to interest the child profoundly in an external activity to which he will give all of his potential.” Dr. Maria Montessori