What does "Bursting the Montessori Bubble" mean?
Our culture has long maintained the factory model of education and most of us were raised in that system. We experienced school in same-age classes and were taught the same subjects at the same time.
As children progress through the Montessori program, parents begin to feel the cultural pressures of traditional learning. Will my child be ready for testing? Will they be able to transition? They begin to feel that Montessori education is a protected bubble, not the ”real world” their child will be entering later on in their educational experience.
Have you ever had these same thoughts? Dr. Stephen Hughes, a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, has said in regards to this topic:
And Dr. Montessori said it herself:
She was ahead of her time!
Kari Headington is Head of School at Hollis Montessori School.