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How to manage a messy classroom?

Ans. Declutter all unnecessary junk, use bins, utilize shelves to store your classroom supplies, maintain a regular cleaning routine involving the children, use jars and containers to store art and craft accessories, dust and vacuum the Montessori materials on a daily basis.

 

How to observe a child at work?

Ans. Observing and analyzing the progress of a child begins with silently allowing the child to work without disturbance. Noting how each child behaves, learns, reacts to new situations and interacts with others helps you improve your classroom to meet the needs of your young learners.

 

What is the difference between Montessori and traditional method?

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Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities, by learning through an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. Traditional teaching requires the delivery of the same lesson, at the same pace, in the same order for all students, regardless of their differences, according to a set curriculum..

 

How to offer a presentation?

Ans. Sit next to the child, on the child's non-dominant side so that he can see the work as you present it, use economy of words and ensure that your body language, eye contact, and subtle movements should give the lesson. Speak slowly in a gentle and kind tone with exaggerated movements in a graceful manner.

What is the advantage of mixed age grouping?

Ans.  Children are viewed as unique individuals and the teacher focuses on teaching each child according to his or her own strengths, at their own pace. Mixed age grouping is intended to optimize the educative potential of the mixture itself. 

 

How to attract the child’s attention?

Ans. Attending to your children's emotional needs, ensuring they have a sense of security, and engaging them in attention-building interesting activities will help them develop the essential focusing skills and enable them to be attentive.

 

How to teach Phonics?

Ans.  To teach phonics, you need to make the children understand and use the relationship between letters and sounds to read words. As phonics requires knowledge of letter recognition, sound recognition, and their associations, children must be taught to recognize letters in words, and then produce their corresponding sounds to read words.

 

Does Montessori incorporate special needs students?

Ans. Yes, all a special child needs is a Montessori teacher who observes, understands, and then follows the child.  The key is interpreting specific behaviors related to classroom activities correctly and appropriately, so that the teacher can then formulate a plan that will meet the specific needs of a particular child who may be struggling.

 

Which age groups is the Montessori system of education designed for?

Ans.   Montessori system of education has mixed age classrooms; classrooms for children ages  ‚Äč2 1⁄2 or 3 to 6 years old are by far the most common, but 0–3, 6–9, 9–12, 12–15, and 15–18 year-old classrooms exist as well.

 

 

How should a Montessori teacher attend to the children?

Ans.   In the Montessori classroom, the role of the teacher is to be a skilled observer of sensitive periods. Based on these observations, the Montessori teacher guides children softly, kindly and respectfully towards activities and materials that are suited to their stage of development. 

 

 

 

What is the importance of the Silent Activity?

Ans. The Silent Activity helps children develop a higher level of self-control, which in turn contributes to the normalization of the classroom.  These activities help children develop concentration and precision, as well as social awareness, as they wait for their turn and also learn to speak softly in response to the teacher's quiet voice.

 

How to handle the materials?

Ans.  A Montessori classroom is like a home and each material in it has a special purpose. Materials must be treated with respect, and handled with great reverence and care, using slow, precise movements. 

 

How to respond to the given signal?

Ans. In every Montessori environment there is a signal that means everyone in the room stops what they are doing, remains still and listens. This signal can be a tinkling bell, or notes played on a musical instrument, and to respond to this signal, children must inhibit their movement.

 

How to approach an adult?

Ans.  Walk up to the adult till you are close enough and speak in a soft and audible voice. If the adult is busy engaged in conversation with someone else, wait for your turn until their conversation comes to an end. 

 

 

How to roll a mat?

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How to unroll a mat?

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How to lift a mat?

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How to carry a mat?

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How to sit on the mat?

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How to get up from a mat?

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How to lift a chowki?

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How to put down the chowki?

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How to use an oilcloth?

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How to use an apron?

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How to carry a tray?

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How to greet others?

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How to share?

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How to offer a glass of water?

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How to use the Cylinder Blocks?

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How to use the Pink Tower?

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Why do most Montessori schools want children to enter at age three?

Ans. Dr. Montessori identified four “planes of development,” with each stage having its own developmental characteristics and developmental challenges. The Early Childhood Montessori environment for children age three to six is designed to work with the ‘absorbent mind,’ sensitive periods,” and the tendencies of children at this stage of their development. 

 

 
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