There are six core beliefs that sum up the Montessori Method of education.
- Have a natural desire to learn.
- Learn through purposeful activity.
- Have “absorbent” minds and learn everything they are given.
- Pass through “sensitive periods” or times when learning comes more easily.
- Educate themselves through freedom of choice.
- Become independent, active learners when given a prepared environment.
“He who is served is limited in his independence.”