Dr. Montessori said, "I studied my children, and they taught me how to teach them." She believed the teacher's job was to determine what each child needs to make the greatest progress. Likewise, the teachers could only learn how to teach by observing the spontaneous behaviour of each student.
Guiding Students through Each Educational Milestone
At Bright Horizons Montessori School, all teachers are Montessori certified or have an Ontario teaching certificate. Our teachers are trained to recognize individual periods of readiness as children progress through their "sensitive age periods.” The teachers then match developmental needs with materials and activities, guiding the child through the natural process of learning. When a teacher notices that a child is attracted to a piece of work, he or she ensures that the child's concentration is not interrupted. This large measure of independence develops self-discipline.
Montessori teachers observe the interest and needs of each child. This personalized attention - made possible by our small classes - ensures that strengths are built on and weaknesses are quickly recognized and addressed.