The Benefits of the Montessori Method: Why is it so Successful?

Contemporary research has shown that the 100-year-old Montessori Method is highly effective, with children in Montessori classrooms demonstrating stronger socio-emotional skills than those in more traditional settings. One of the main advantages of the Montessori Method is its focus on hands-on learning, which encourages students to focus on tasks and discourages them from interrupting each other. This allows students to master activities such as languages, mathematics, culture, and practical life lessons. In addition to this, the Montessori Method is also beneficial for children with special needs, as it provides a much better environment for them.

Studies have also shown that the Montessori Method can help reduce the income achievement gap. This is because it promotes self-determination, meaningful activities, and social stability and cohesion. The American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Montessori Internationale Association (AMI) have set standards for the Montessori Method. However, there are still many methodological challenges to conducting good quality educational research on the Montessori Method.

Despite this, research and experience has shown that the Montessori Method is superior to all alternatives.