7 Reasons for Montessori & Our Traveling School Level-up

Montessori World Schooling for Traveling Families

Are you looking for alternative schooling options? Our traveling school is about as alternative as it gets… in fact, it’s one of a kind. Not only do our kids and their families and the school travel to 3 different countries a year, not only does your family get the world schooling opportunity of a lifetime, but our curriculum has been vetted and practiced for over 100 years.

In many ways we’re old school and at the same time, as modern as you can get. We are a traveling school with a Montessori Approach.

We’ll get into why Montessori over other popular “alternative” disciplines later, but here we’ll discuss why a Montessori education like ours (with highly trained teachers and screen-free) really should be your number one option.

7 Reasons for a Montessori Education (with our World School)

1. A Child-led approach
In a huge majority of classrooms, teachers are in charge, but in our Montessori-inspired classroom, children take the lead over their own education. Sounds unbelievable, right? Your 8-year-old being “responsible” for learning?

In the traditional classroom, teachers often teach “ideas” and then kids may break out into groups or be given a worksheet to practice and understand the lesson. Is a child supposed to be intrinsically motivated that way? With Montessori, learning works the other direction. By incorporating hands-on learning and self-motivated exploration, children learn the pieces to fully understand the whole. They learn how to build by building.

Children are encouraged to make choices, plan their activities, and learn from their mistakes, promoting independent thinking and problem-solving skills.

2. Everything is individualized
In more traditional education, it’s closer to a one-size-fits-all approach. There is little flexibility in the learning process. In Montessori, education is really optimized for your unique child.

Montessori guides (teachers) have a deep understanding of a children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. By understanding child psychology, the guide observes the child and creates an individualized learning plan incorporating the child’s strengths, interests, abilities and ensuring there aren’t deficits.

3. Multi-Age Groups
Were you or did you ever know a kid who didn’t want to be seen hanging out next to someone a year or two younger? With the exclusivity of only wanting to keep friends in the same single-age class, not only does a child not get to practice teaching younger children, but doesn’t have the experience to further grow learning from older ones.

In the Montessori classroom, we have a wide range of ages. The pride, leadership, cooperation and social skills each child garners from interacting with and observing others promotes higher self-esteem, more positive self-concepts and a better overall love of school. Plus, it more closely resembles the real world.

4. Self-Correcting Materials
In Montessori, the materials are self-correcting. Materials are designed in a way the child can tell if the work was done correctly. Maybe the child chooses to address the issue. Maybe not this time. But, the guide doesn’t point out the problem. With this approach, children gain extra confidence and self-esteem, growing as independent learners with problem-solving, social & emotional intelligence, looking for a sense of order.

5. Curriculum
In Montessori children are taught to focus on cosmic peace and education, universal themes and connection vs. national interests. The preschool Montessori curriculum consists of practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language, and cultural studies. The elementary level Montessori curriculum consists of practical life, math, language, cultural studies and science and social studies. The curriculum is rigorous and tailored. Progress is monitored against benchmarks including academic preparedness, independence, confidence, autonomy, intrinsic motivation, social responsibility and global citizenship.

6. Screen-Free
Montessori-inspired classrooms prioritize face-to-face interactions and hands-on experiences. This allows children to develop mature brains, perform developmentally appropriate tasks, essential social skills, concentration, and creativity. With no screen time. children can engage in meaningful interactions fostering imagination and problem-solving abilities.

7. Cultural Immersion (and World Traveling School’s “Level-up”)
When the world is so focused on red and blue and us vs. them, Montessori exposes children to a diverse range of cultures through hands-on activities. At World Traveling School, we level-up. Things go even further through cultural enrichment via food, music, activities, art and living in a foreign place. Children learn there’s no one “right,” as well as empathy, tolerance, and appreciation for diversity.

Why Montessori?

The Montessori Method offers a unique and effective approach to education, focusing on the individual needs of each child through self-directed learning, cultural immersion, and gives a screen-free environment for unhindered cognitive development. By embracing a Montessori-inspired approach, we foster children’s natural curiosity, promote cultural understanding, and nurture their overall development. Montessori prepares children for success in a fast-paced, diverse world, by teaching them the joy of solving problems, interacting with others and being autonomous.

In short, attend Montessori so your child develops the skills needed to make their way in the world on their own merit.

Why World Traveling School for your child?

Choose World Traveling School, so your child has a Montessori education, including the greatest extent possible of Montessori cultural immersion. Montessori instills a global understanding, and what better way to truly understand the world than to live all across it? World schooling and Montessori have never really gone together before, but now? You can give your kid(s) the best education out there, without borders.

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