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Children are innately creative learners. As Maria Montessori taught, "Children want to grow, to perfect themselves, to nourish their intelligence, to develop their internal energies, to form their characters, and, to these ends, they need to be liberated." Given freedom to interact within a challenging environment and knowledgeable teachers to guide them, children will learn and grow. In traditional classroom settings, teachers transmit information in order for students to receive, store and act upon that information. Transformational educators use a constructivist lens to approach the teaching and learning of children--creating deeply imbued experiences that become a natural extension of the child. In the Montessori classroom, teachers are facilitators of powerful learning experiences that foster critical thinking, higher-order thinking, and strong collaborative and communication skills among children who very much drive their own learning. Transformational learning happens when children are engaged in the classroom. Montessori trained teachers use the classroom as a means of igniting the natural curiosity of children. By helping students take on the identities of artists, scientists and mathematicians, children see the the connections to the real world--growing them into creative and dynamic problem-solvers.
Children are innately creative learners. As Maria Montessori taught, "Children want to grow, to perfect themselves, to nourish their intelligence, to develop their internal energies, to form their characters, and, to these ends, they need to be liberated." Given freedom to interact within a challenging environment and knowledgeable teachers to guide them, children will learn…
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