Introduction to Montessori Education

This is a mind map that I created for an AMS module that introduced Montessori Education.

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Introduction to Montessori Education by Mind Map: Introduction to Montessori Education

1. Who was Maria Montessori?

1.1. 1. Her Childhood

1.2. 2. Her Challenges

1.3. 3. Her Contributions

2. What is the Montessori Method?

2.1. Principle #1: Respect for the Child

2.2. Principle #2: The Absorbent Mind

2.3. Principle #3: Sensitive Periods

2.4. Principle #4: The Prepared Environment

2.5. Principle #5: Auto Education

3. What are the 4 Planes of Development

3.1. 1. Infancy (Ages 0-6)

3.2. 2. Childhood (Ages 6-12)

3.3. 3. Adolescence (Ages 12-18)

3.4. 4. Maturity (Ages 18-24)

4. What is the Absorbent Mind?

4.1. Period of Unconscious Creation (0-3)

4.2. Period of Conscious Work (3-6)

4.3. Sensitive Periods

5. What are Common Characteristics of Montessori Schools?

5.1. 1. Students chose what to learn

5.2. 2. Open classrooms that allow freedom of movement

5.3. 3. Use of specialized Montessori materials

5.4. 4. Mixed-Age Classes (0-3, 3-6. or 6-12)

5.5. 5. Uninterrupted blocks of study time (usually 3 hours)

5.6. 6. No grading or homework

5.7. 7. A trained teacher