Essential Montessori: Explaining to Parents, “Why Montessori”

Dr Paul Epstein

Teachers often find themselves overwhelmed by parents who are completely results driven or only concerned about their child’s ability to get to the top as fast as possible. We face challenges as educators when parents feel responsible to prepare their children for an increasingly competitive world. Dr. Paul Epstein outlines how teachers and administrators can effectively explain how Montessori best prepares children for global living by guiding the development of critical thinking and emotional soft skills such as persistence and empathy. A result is children who come to care deeply about the world around them. Proper explanation of the essence of our work and the implications for preparing the minds of the future can shift parents’ mindsets and ultimately work hand-in-hand to best serve the global child.

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