The teacher’s role is to present key information and material in an area of study and then to guide the children in developing projects to explore different aspects of the subject area. Testing is not a common occurrence, because the teacher knows each child well and keeps a record of their work.
It is common to observe children working productively even without any external rewards or consequences. Making connections between the things they learn excites children, stimulates their imagination, and gives them a sense that they already know so much and can easily learn more. They learn that they are not dependent on the teacher for all of their information, and they acquire methods of learning on their own.
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Triangle Montessori Academy is a Cary preschool emphasizing art, mathematics, practical life, Spanish, yoga, meditation, and music. The private, year-round school was founded in 2008 and accepts children from 18 months old up to six years old. The school is a member of the American Montessori Society and all teachers are AMS-certified. Students at the school are exposed to Montessori-style teaching approaches, including individual learning according to each child’s style and pace, multi-age classrooms that allow children to advance when they are ready, and a nurturing of students’ natural curiosity. For more information, call 919.463.7770, or visit our Website at www.trianglemontessori.org .