Maria Montessori said, “We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”
It is this discovery that founded the Montessori educational philosophy and practice. A philosophy that cultivates the child’s love for learning, given a child’s natural desire for knowledge, understanding, and respect.
The Montessori way fosters self-motivated development for children and adolescents in all areas of development, from cognitive, emotional, social, and physical. Thus, the creation of independent learners who are capable and prepared for the real world.
Maria Montessori Foundation in Alabang has moved forward in light of this challenge by adapting to what the Department of Education calls “Online Distance Learning.” It allows live synchronous instruction, realtime responses, and is more interactive than the other types of distance learning.
Despite the remote distance between the teacher and the student, Maria Montessori Foundation believes that the Montessori principles of child development work equally well with distance learning at home.
The home also allows for a simulation of Practical Life in real life. Practical Life is a purposeful activity aimed at developing motor control and coordination while developing independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility. It covers two main areas of development: care of self and care of the environment.
Observing and guiding the students are Maria Montessori Foundation’s experienced teachers. All have undergone training with the Association Montessori Internationale, ensuring a holistic approach in helping the children become truly capable and productive individuals. All have adjusted to working with devices, apps, and technologies to make the learning experience as effective as they were before.