MONTESSORI VS. CONVENTIONAL EDUCATION


Montessori

Conventional

Individualized Curriculum
Grade-level Curriculum
1-on-1 instruction
Group instruction
Hands-on learning
Textbook teaching
Mixed age groupings
Same age grouping
Child moves at own pace
Group paced lessons
Freedom of movement
Students work at desks
Teacher acts as facilitator
Teacher lectures
Choice making encouraged
Teacher-led choices