When it comes to preparing a child for further schooling and overall life skills, one of the best skills to emphasize in early education is a love of learning. A school that strives to instill this passion creates an attractive environment that allows for independence and more comprehensive development. Learn more about the difference between having to learn and loving to learn in this overview:
Educators who desire to engender a love of learning create a much different environment than schools that force learning on their students. A great classroom maintains a dynamic environment to not only instill reading, writing, and arithmetic skills, but also key development skills like social skills, self-awareness, and concentration. A child-centered environment encourages independence and the ability to pursue what interests them.
Curriculums that encourage children to draw knowledge from their own experiences in a learning environment support the natural curiosity and passion that children have. Teachers in schools that encourage youthful enthusiasm get students excited about learning.
Many young students find themselves in adult-oriented classrooms where one basic curriculum is pressed upon them. This restricts the natural curiosity in children and can make the experience of going to school negative. A positive and supportive classroom that stresses a passion for learning will help students eagerly approach learning
Address Natural Strengths
Many schools that emphasize a love of learning also practice developing self-awareness and the skills and strengths that come naturally to each child. When a child is presented with activities in which he or she can excel, he or she will look forward to learning even more.
Starwood Montessori believes in the Montessori method—a curriculum based on children’s natural needs and abilities. Our teachers incorporate students’ desires for independence and spontaneity, allowing their experiences to give them the tools they need to succeed in higher education. Learn more about our private toddler, primary, preschool, and elementary school programs by calling (972) 712-8080 or visiting us online.