In the Montessori method of education, the teacher builds an environment suitable for the child to learn by self-directed activities collaborating with play. A space is created for the child to make creative choices while learning.

 

Here are five principles of the Montessori method:

  1. Principle 1: Respect for the Child.

  2. Principle 2: The Absorbent Mind.

  3. Principle 3: Sensitive Periods.

  4. Principle 4: The Prepared Environment.

  5. Principle 5: Auto education.

The Montessori method focuses on:

  1. Movement and Cognition.

  2. Choice.

  3. Interest.

  4. Extrinsic Rewards are Avoided.

  5. Learning with and from Peers.

  6. Learning in Context.

  7. Teacher Ways and Child Ways.

  8. Order in Environment and Mind.

The best example is of both of the Google founders who began their educations at a Montessori, and admit that it helped them reach their exceptional success.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_DQxpX-Kw

Many famous and successful personalities have received a Montessori Education.

 

Take a look.

http://www.dailymontessori.com/montessori-questions-answers/famous-montessori-educated-people/