Learning How to Learn

aanWhen did you learn how to learn?  For many of us, this insight was gained when we recognized that we are the ones most responsible for our achievement.

Learning to learn means knowing yourself, making a plan, and taking initiative. Our Montessori approach, particularly in the Elementary class, emphasizes the individual responsibility that each student takes in his or her own active learning.  Student choice, one-on-one lessons, and personal work plans all help children see themselves as primary agents in their education.

Our elementary students are full participants in their teacher/parent conferences.  It is one of the most powerful tools we use to help children understand their role in their learning.

The results are clear. Children enjoy a greater sense of pride in their accomplishments, feel more control, are significantly more motivated to learn, and develop an enhanced degree of independence.

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