SUPPORTING CREATIVITY, EXPLORATION, AND INDEPENDENCE
Here at the Montessori House of Children our teachers are trained to lead children to ask questions, think for themselves, explore, investigate, and discover. Their ultimate objective is to help their students learn independently and retain the curiosity, creativity, and intelligence. with which they were born. Montessori teachers do not simply present lessons: they are facilitators, mentors, coaches, and guides. Their primary role is to prepare and maintain the physical, intellectual, and social/emotional environment within which the children work. The teacher or directress is specially trained to observe the developmental progress of each child. He or she is responsible for the atmosphere of the classroom and for introducing aspects of the curriculum as each child exhibits readiness.
Montessori teachers usually present lessons to small groups of children at one time and limit lessons to brief and very clear presentations. The goal is to give the children just enough to capture their attention and spark their interest, intriguing them enough that they will come back on their own to work with the learning materials. In effective schools, students are not so much motivated by getting good grades as they are by a basic love of learning.
All of our teachers hold both ECE and accredited Montessori training and are all certiﬁed to teach in the Province of Ontario.