Montessori kids: good at doing things
Psychologist, Montessori AMI 6-12 (2019)
"I graduated from the Psychological Faculty of the Russian State University for the Humanities, where I listened to several disciplines and pedagogy. All I remember about the Montessori method is that it is based on the development of fine motor skills.
About three years later I was sitting on Montessori with my older daughter and then my only daughter. The wall of the class was decorated with a portrait of Maria Montessori. And I decided to Google for more information.
So the story of Win-Win Kids began. So my, until then intuitive ideas about how to raise and educate children, have found themselves a strong theoretical and practical base, described by Maria Montessori.
Five years later, with joy and pride, I invite your children to Win-Win Kids. I can talk a lot about the method and I'm happy to answer many interesting questions. I will be happy to talk with you at the meeting!
The most successful, in my opinion, explanation Montessori method is made by Steve Hughes, one of the leading children's neuropsychologists in the United States."
"I learned about Montessori education by chance, thanks to the fact that we have a Widgiwagan children's camp in Minnesota, a very popular camp in Minnesota, I learned about it from my wife's friend, Deborah." At dinner we talked about that, and she said she was doing various psychological tests and studies of adolescent children. It worked with large groups of several hundred children from all over Minnesota, from different schools throughout the state.
I then thought: what a unique experience: she sees so many children! And I so casually asked, probably already for dessert, asked such a simple (and maybe a little stupid) question: "Where are the good kids come from?"
And she pondered. She is a very good person, until I asked her, she did not divide the children into good and bad, but she thought about it. And then she said: "probably the best children are studying at the Montessori school in the south of Minnesota." And I asked "why is that?" And she answered: "Well, understand me correctly. With most teenagers the same story: you ask them for something, give a task, then they should be asked a second time. Then hurry. Then remind. Then be sure to check what they did. But in those children from Montessori school there is something special. If you ask them for something or give an assignment, then they do it, they do it well, and then, even themselves, and then they perfect it. "
Steve Hughes about Montessori
Dr. Steve Hughes
Neuropsychologist, USA, California
Where are the good kids come from?
And she told an example: On the first day of the camp, in the evening, the children were given the task to prepare their tables for dinner (the camp from each school had its own tables).
The children from that Montessori school not only laid them neatly on the table, removing all unnecessary and making the necessary cleaning, they found vases with flowers somewhere and decorated each table.
She said that these children have an amazing feature of behavior: they just look around, understand what needs to be done, and do it in the best possible way.
She said something that I will never forget: they are good at doing things, they are good in everything, whatever they do. Just think! Good in everything, no matter what they do!
I have another friend, a talented specialist in developmental psychology. Also in the process of in-depth study of this method, she said: "as if this method was developed by a talented developmental psychologist!"
Why is this so? Because this method corresponds to the laws of brain development, it takes into account all the features of brain development and offers what is
necessary for the brain at the most appropriate time for it. "