What is the Ideal Class Size for a Montessori Classroom?

Nov 25, 2014 4:30:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Montessori Method, montessori myths, Parent Education, Curriculum, Student-Teacher Ratio

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One aspect of Montessori that was challenging for me to get my head around was the ideal class size. All I had ever heard was that small class size and small student-to-teacher ratios were good, while large classrooms were something to avoid. That made sense to me – the smaller the class, the easier it is for a teacher to provide individualized attention to each student. And that’s the goal, right?

Not according to Maria Montessori. Montessori classes thrive when the number of children in the class is substantial...

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What is the Student Teacher Ratio at a Montessori School?

Apr 14, 2014 4:30:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Student-Teacher Ratio

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Student-teacher ratios are a hot topic when it comes to choosing the right school for your child. Most people assume that a low ratio is good, and a high ratio is bad.  But this is not necessarily the case. Yes, when putting your child in a traditional classroom setting the ideal is to have a low student-to-teacher ratio. 

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