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Marissa Patterson's picture


I would definitely agree. This has somehow become my 3rd post in this forum about Montessori, but yes, it was a difficult transition to taking tests and being forced to go by the teachers schedule instead of my own. I am a big nerd and was just reading a book called "Montessori: The science behind the genius" which looked at a series of studies about how the Montessori method works best (in my and the authors opinions) for learning for children. Instead of being a factory method where the school rotates around the teachers and the clock and tests, it is so much more fluid and focused on the child and their learning.

Yes, there may have been issues once these kids move into "regular" school, but in my opinion that comes from the regular school itself. If like you said, Montessori kids are 2 years ahead (or even if they are exactly equal), it seems unfair to force them to conform to the "standard" way of teaching. I went to Montessori through 6th grade, and I sincerely wish that I would have had the chance to continue my education in that format. I think I would have learned a very different range of information than I did in public school (and even at BMC).


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