Teaching Method and Assessment

“Teach by teaching, not by correcting.” In Montessori, there are no grades, or other forms of reward or punishment, subtle or overt. There are no papers returned with red marks and corrections; instead, the child’s effort and work is respected as it is. Assessment is made by the teacher through extensive observation, record keeping and by the child’s portfolio. The teacher plans individual projects to enable each child to learn what he needs in order to improve. Assessing whether or not the system is working lies in the accomplishment and behavior of the children, their happiness, maturity, kindness, love of learning, and level of work.