How the Montessori Approach Lessens the Likelihood of Bullying
Maria Montessori's peaceful and respectful way of relating to children results in an approach that is less likely to result in bullying. We've all heard the cliché, "Children learn what they live" or, in religious context, "train up a child in the way he should go." Children learn by experience and the Montessori Method provides children with a communicative and respectful experience in every aspect of their education.
Academic success is nearly impossible if one's relationships aren't strong and sustainable. During childhood, children learn to communicate from the people with whom they are communicating. Our attention to cultural and ethnic diversity enables children to relate to one another in constructive, healthy, and nonviolent ways, fostering empathy and compassion.
Being part of a larger community is a fact of life. Montessori schools like Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS encourages helpfulness to foster a sense of community. Canned food drives and community clean-up events are a couple of examples of this. When children grow up in an environment where they're allowed and expected to participate in their wider community, they become empowered to work together to find solutions to humanitarian concerns throughout their lives.
A sedentary lifestyle can cause physical and emotional problems that negatively impact a child's development. Physical fitness is a great outlet for pent up energy to increase mental concentration. It also releases endorphins, making for happier kids.
Montessori schools are often free from some of the social ills we see in other educational environments and we believe it's because Maria Montessori's holistic approach to learning nurtures children from the inside out.
If you know of families that could benefit from this approach to education, have them contact us to attend one of our upcoming Open Houses and for a tour of the campus.
- R. Rodriguez, Executive Director