How do you define a true Montessori?

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How do you define a true Montessori?

Since Montessori is not a “trademarked” name it is often difficult to recognize and understand what defines a true Montessori classroom. There are many establishments that do not represent what Montessori intended at all. The following are general guidelines when looking for a true Montessori: Trained Montessori teachers who are respectful to each child’s needs. Organized classrooms containing a majority of the Montessori materials also called the prepared environment, a visible community of learners who are engaging in self directed discovery in all areas of language, writing, science, math, practical living, art, history, and botany and geography. For more information regarding Montessori please visit www.montessori.org and search “finding an authentic Montessori school.”