Success in school is impacted by many factors. For example, the design of the program, the teacher, the curriculum, and the educational philosophy. Each part of a program will impact what your child learns. As a parent, you do not have direct impact inside the classroom, but there are things you can do outside of the classroom to set your child up for success. If you plan to send your child to Montessori school, you can set her or him up for success by: developing a deep understanding of the Montessori Method so you can support what happens in the classroom at home and establishing a consistent routine at home.
Develop a deep understanding of the Montessori Method
Developing a deep understanding of the Montessori Method is an important part of setting your child up for success in Montessori school. If you understand the underlying philosophy of Montessori education, it will allow you to support that philosophy in other areas of your child’s life. There are a number of ways that you can develop your understanding of the Montessori Method. You can start by exploring the resources available in the parent library of Fountainhead Montessori School. These resources include articles and links to books that contain reliable information about the Montessori Philosophy of education. You can even read information written by Maria Montessori, who developed this method of education. Another important way that you can develop a deep understanding of the Montessori Method is to observe a class. By observing a class, you can see for yourself how students engage with learning in the Montessori classroom. You can integrate the knowledge you gain about the Montessori philosophy into daily life with your child to support what happens in the classroom.
Establish a consistent routine at home
Establishing a consistent routine at home is one of the most important steps you can take to set your child up for success in Montessori school. The things that happen at home before and after school have a direct impact on how students do in the classroom. Sleep, nutrition, exercise, and extracurricular activities can all impact performance in the classroom. For example, if your child does not get enough sleep, it will be more difficult for him or her to concentrate, absorb knowledge, manage emotions, and behave. Setting and following a routine at home that includes getting plenty of sleep and eating a balanced diet will support your student’s success in the Montessori classroom.
The overarching goal of Montessori education is to prepare students for success in life. Setting your child up for success in the classroom is a way for you to set your child up for success in life. Your child’s success in the Montessori classroom is not measured by standardized tests or against the progress of other students. Instead, your child’s success is measured by how much individual progress he or she makes. When you understand the value of a Montessori education, it is simple to see the importance of supporting what happens inside the classroom in other areas of your child’s life.