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3 Examples of Montessori Elementary School’s Positive Influence on Children - Montessori School of Flagstaff - Switzer Mesa Campus - Elementary school

Elementary school is an important time in your child’s life. Not only will they learn about the world around them and how it works, but they’ll also learn how to interact with others. They’ll start to get an idea of who they are and who they’d like to be. 

For these reasons, it’s important to choose the kind of elementary school that will leave a positive impression on them. 

Montessori’s unique approach offers a positive influence that your child can benefit from in many ways. To learn about some of the benefits of the Montessori method of education, take a look at these three examples.

1.  A Lifelong Love of Learning

Too many children leave elementary school with a disdain for learning due to the rigid structure, one-size-fits-all grading systems, and constant reinforcement that learning is a chore. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Children should view learning as a fascinating journey that they look forward to.

At a Montessori elementary school, children are encouraged to explore the avenues of education that interest them most, allowing them the opportunity to see learning through a different lens. 

With a learning plan that’s structured around them specifically, children can continue their ascent up the ladder of knowledge at the pace and in the style that suits them best.

2.  A Sense of Responsibility and Freedom

The structure of Montessori elementary schools allow children a lot of freedom so they never feel caged into one way of thinking or learning. But of course, out in the real world, there are always going to be limits to freedom — Montessori elementary school children learn this as they naturally acquire a sense of responsibility.   

Children in Montessori elementary school are taught how to care for themselves, how to manage their relationships, how to care for their environment, and how to feel compassion for the world at large. These skills serve as the perfect way to temper their sense of freedom so they are capable of wielding it responsibly.

3.  An Ability to Self-Assess

Self-awareness may seem like an innate trait that you either have or you don’t, but the truth is that if a child is taught to look inward from a young age, they’ll be able to carry a sense of self-awareness with them throughout their lives. 

Montessori elementary school helps children develop self-awareness by having them assess their own work so they can learn how to recognize their own errors, correct them, and continue to grow. 

Interested in Montessori Elementary School?

Your child will benefit in so many ways from a Montessori elementary school education. The enduring skills, values, and outlook they will gain during their school years will become indispensable tools they can carry with them throughout their lives. Contact Montessori School of Flagstaff today to learn more.

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