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Childhood Maria Montessori Theory

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Montessori’s Theory and Childhood ADHD Shouldn’t there be learning alternatives for children with learning constraints? Maria Montessori’s groundbreaking theory answered this question by pushing the limits of traditional learning. The child I observed struggles with school/homework because he has ADHD and there’s nothing more isolating than not being able to keep up in class because of your limitations. Montessori’s concepts led to alternative schools that would help many hindered children for years to come. Background of Montessori. Maria Montessori, born in 1870, was an Italian educator, innovator, and the first female doctor in Italy. She is accredited with coming up with the “Montessori theory”. In this theory, Montessori emphasizes cooperation, independence, and understanding each child’s unique pace of development. Montessori’s approach allowed the children to make their own choices instead of letting the adults decide how the children should learn, letting each child learn at his or her own pace. Her ideology became so popular in the educational sector that Montessori schools began to pop up all over the world and still exist today. “‘The aim of the children who persevere in their work with an object is certainly not to “learn”; they are drawn to it by the needs of their inner life, which must be recognized and developed by its means.’ – Maria Montessori”,(dailymontessori.com). Observation. I observed an eight-year-old boy in his home during homework
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