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Eight Principles of Montessori

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

1. Movement and cognition are closely intertwined, and movement can enhance thinking and learning.

2. Learning and Well-being are improved when people have a sense of control over their life.

“It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfil his potential possibilities.” Maria Montessori

3. People learn better when they are interested in what they are learning.

4. Tying extrinsic rewards to an activity, like money for reading or high grades for tests, negatively impacts motivation to engage in that activity when the reward is withdrawn.

5. Collaborative arrangement can be very conductive to learning.

6. Learning situated in meaningful context is often deeper and richer than learning in abstract contexts.

7. Particular forms of adult interaction are associated with more optimal outcomes.

8. Order in the environment is beneficial to children.


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