Montessori Powered System
Montessori Power Unleashed
Montessori Power Unleashed
Isn't it surprising that we remember our kindergarten rhymes more than our degree subjects which was in the near past?
Throughout our schooling we had to read books to take up examinations as we had no other source of acquiring knowledge. Ultimately, learning becomes limited and inadequate.
In the Montessori Method, this limitation is overcome with ease by providing children with versatile source of knowledge centers internally and externally.
As sources and methods of acquiring information is not limited, at Gardenia examinations or assessments in any form is handled by children comfortably without strain or pressure.
How many of us would answer to the query about the number of developments that happen in children? Are we aware of the fact that at least the children grown in multidimensional ways? Have we ever been prudent enough to understand the development of the children over different planes of life? Do we realize that the utmost attention to the developments in children is responsible for the transition of a child into an adult? What happens when there is a lack of attention to the development in the child? These are sensitive questions wherein answers to them play an important role in breaking or altering or redefining a life of a child. At Gardenia, adapting Montessori Method to conduct Board Curriculum becomes the right answers. To understand how the Montessori Powered Curriculum is appropriate to the developmental needs of the child...
A room wherein chairs and desks are arranged facing a blackboard is a typical classroom that is common to all schools irrespective of the curriculum followed. Do we realize that this setting, where education is imparted as a career defining objective, in fact limits the movement of children, inducing a finite definition of life, where they think even achieving a small thing (eg graduation) is a challenging one and forget that they are capable of more gigantic endeavours?
What is the importance of extended Montessori environment at Gardenia? What are the advantages it bestows on children?
Our country has been long admired for the excellent education standards across the globe in the past. As technology advanced, the educational standards started lagging behind and faced enormous difficulties in keeping pace with the progress in almost all walks of life. The changes in the curriculum did not follow a pattern and was done at the discretion of committees appointed by educational boards.
If one is able to observe the contents of a particular board across the academic cross-section of grades from lower to higher, the glaring defect of lack of continuity or absence of progressive accumulation of knowledge is blatantly visible. The learning of the child becomes hard and lacks logic advancement of curriculum which tends to the development of child who can possess only a limited knowledge that fulfils only the examination needs of the child.
Gardenia’s Montessori adaptation is a progressive method of learning that has the needs of children according to their age as a priority. To know more about how Gardenia aligns itself with board curriculum with the Montessori Method…
The teacher centric education is the pattern that is followed by most of the schools across-the-boards. The blackboard was the only teaching aid used by the teacher ever since the advent of modern education, while today use of Smart boards has also become very prevalent thanks to technology. Irrespective of the means in which the subjects are taught, the teacher centric pattern has not evolved or has been substituted. This has led to the development of a monotonous feeling within the community of children who crave for refreshing ways to learn other than that of listening to lectures and talks which is completely devoid of interest thereby making understanding difficult.
How Gardenia transforms a teacher-centric environment into a child-centric one can be explored further
Would it be fair to ask a first grader to write an assignment on the constituents of our solar system? Why does an assignment ‘Imagine you are an alien in our solar system’ sound Greek and Latin to a second grader? Why does fantasy stories like ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Snow White and the Seven dwarfs’ not appropriate for growing children? Why should a child be always connected with something concrete, solid and related to everyday life?
Gardenia takes a refreshing method to address the concerns effectively with the appropriate learning materials to bolster the learning rhythm of children. To get an insight on how this is done
What is the ultimate goal of education? Why should a child be taught how to read and write? Why should parents face all that difficulties and still want to excel in providing a quality education to their children? At the outset, these queries have only one answer – ‘living happily’.
Have we ever scrutinized the education of our children as to whether they are really getting enough knowledge to live independently in this world or merely acquiring information from textbooks and lectures to pass an examination that is not going to help them any further in life other than advancing the grade or becoming a graduate?
The true purpose of education is to equip an individual with enough competence to face the challenges of everyday life in an ever changing world. How Gardenia provides opportunities for her children to connect with the real world to overcome challenges is a curious query. The answer will be an interesting read
How Gardenia provides opportunities for her children to connect with the real world to overcome challenges is a curious query. The answer will be an interesting read.
The richness of a school in terms of knowledge and academic possession is determined by the library of the school. Most of the schools of today have libraries that are filled with fairy-tale stories, fantasy stories or fictions. The library of the school should be a source of knowledge to be acquired anew. The library can be used by the children only if the habit of reading is developed in them.
The Montessori education at Gardenia invokes the reading habit in the children spontaneously through various activities. The reading activities commence with the entry into the phonetic domain, writing, followed by reading of books from the library.
The ability of the children to choose the books that they really need is indeed amazing and at the same time portrays their search for information in various domains.
How children at Gardenia enjoy the freedom from the confinement of prescribed books would rather be an interesting and engrossing detail.
When the performance of an army General is exemplary, the troops under him are inspired to perform to their best in discharging their duties. Battles are won and lost only on the competence of the General involved in the skirmishes. The virtues of a Commander or a General and the values they exhibit in their everyday engagements are solely responsible for the maintenance of discipline and decorum in any army.
Similarly, the teachers of the Montessori Powered School, Gardenia, are trained to develop children holistically. What are the intricacies that makes this training more advantageous?.
The engagement of the teacher at Gardenia will be a novel and noble activity that will always respect the needs of children and foster their independence in all activities. The teachers are rigorously and methodically trained to assist the children according to the ages. They are made aware of the qualities of children which should not be compromised at any stage for any reason. Every single engagement with the child is planned in advance and the actual happening duly recorded for further advancement or corrective measures as the need maybe.
Remember there were times in our school when we wished that a period of a subject was much longer. There would have been moments when we were so close to find out the solution for a math problem or wanted to see how the story ends in an language class or to know an answer to the numerous mysteries of science or to know about how wars in history ended. We were sadly deprived of those moments of happiness that would have solely belonged to everyone individually only because we had very rigid timetables to be followed diligently.
There was no respect for an individual's understanding nor was there a appreciative period for the comprehension of concepts. When given enough time and pace, children excel in their learning skills and grow to great dimensions beyond the imagination of anyone.
The time tables at Gardenia is not a rigid but instead that can be altered to suit the pace and comfort of children. With time table flexible, how does Gardenia manage to complete the curriculum is something that has to be read in detail.
EXAMINATION – This is the most dreaded word for most of the students today. Why has examination become a dreaded word? What makes a student think that being successful in an examination or assessment is a tough task to accomplish? Why do students FEAR exams? What makes them cold and fidgety while performing in an examination? Why do most of the students think that a failure in an examination is failure in life? Why performances in examinations and assessments given more importance than skills possessed by an individual?
Gardenia has as an answer to all these questions where the students are taught the mantra of ‘Learning with Understanding and Performing with Confidence’. What other techniques are taught at Gardenia for students to take on examination without fear and in total comfort will be an interesting reading…
In the present educational scenario in India, it is mandatory for a school to be recognized by an educational board from the state or centre. As far as the Indian states are concerned, each state has it own boards for education which vary in functions and principles.
There are also central boards which recognize schools all over India to follow their principles and other activities. The choice of a school to align with any of the boards is the school management’s choice.
Gardenia, though a Montessori Powered School, still have to be enrolled as a member in one of the educational boards present in the country. What is the necessity for these procedures to be followed?