Basic Elements in SLA - Montessori Education
In SLA, the schedule of Pre-K and 1-3rd Grade students are designed based on the SLA-Montessori model
SLA-Montessori Primary: (Ages 3-5, Pre-K)
SLA-Montessori Early Elementary: (Ages 6-7, 1-3rd Grade)
Elementary: (Ages 9-10, 4-5th Grade)
- Maria Montessori expresses clearly in her education model: “In education, human personality should be considered, not methods.” In order for the child to be self-respectable, the child’s aura must be “do not do it for me, teach it to me.”
- The child is unique to its own characteristics, gets an education at its own pace. This is a pedagogical education tailored to the child’s individual skills and interests, individual learning speed and character traits.
- One of the cornerstones of Montessori Education is the child-oriented environment. A planned and prepared environment provides self-discipline. A child who acts by knowing what he wants is disciplined. Children choose independently according to their individual interests and tendencies from Montessori materials. They work with the material when they want it and where they want it. The child is provided with individualization and socialization in his own honor. It shapes the personality model the child will have in the future.
- The error checking in the material occurs when the child finds his own fault. You do not need to warn, heal or fix someone else. It allows you to fix yourself. Thus, independence from the adult occurs naturally.
- The child is not forced to finish the work. Early learners will be able to move on to new work because everyone has a different learning pace.
- Children are taught the basics of the previous stage before passing on to the next stage because every subsequent stage is based on the previous one. It is not taught how to count without learning to measure or write without holding the pen properly.
- Children can be educated according to their own developmental levels with mixed ages. Children in different age groups are educated in the same environment, making it easier for children to lead their own lives, more socially and scientifically.
- SLA-Montessori students are active and free and move around as they want. Movement is the most important factor in the child’s development. In this manner, the child’s both mental and physical control develops.
- SLA teachers (pre-k and 1-3rd Grdar), go through the SLA-Montessori education, are knowledgeable of it and able to implement it. These teachers are also educated in the “language immersion” model.
- In these classes materials from the SLA-Montessori model are used. However, they are modified in order to adapt to the Arabic immersion model.
What Does The Child Gain From The SLA Education Model at a Young Age?
- The child will have a second-language spoken fluently
- With cultural and creative activities the child learns his/her culture and religious values.
- The child will do memorization at a period where the mind is pure, and with comments and thoughts on the memorizations in the future, the child has a larger perspective, larger foresight, and gain problem-solving skills.
- The child develops at his/her own pace based on his/her interest area.
- The child will learn how to focus
- The child will improve his/her desire for work
- The child will be productive
- The child’s social cooperation and independancy develops.
- The child learns how to best express his/her concerns.
- The child will have a developed feeling of confidence and responsibility
- The child will have improved leadership skills, and be a better-disciplned person
- The child will learn how to identify and solve problems
- The child will be respectful for him/herself and others.