Remember the old adage, “practice makes perfect”? I am sure we can all agree on the importance of repetition in the Montessori environment. In fact, a recent search for “repetition” on the NAMC blog yielded the following results:
- It is important to remember that the need for repetition is far more important than the need for mastery.
- Repetition increases success.
- Repetition of work will allow [the children] to practice, master, and retain the material.
- Daily repetition will give much needed practice and reinforcement.
- Some children are such careful observers while other children need more repetition and hands-on practice before they master a particular concept.
- The student learns through repetition and memorization.
- Through repetition of movement, improvement is made.
- Through repetition, the Montessori child is able to differentiate between the slightest differences and variations in the world around him.
As much as possible, NAMC’s web blog reflects the Montessori curriculum as provided in its teacher training programs. We realize and respect that Montessori schools are unique and may vary their schedules and offerings in accordance with the needs of their individual communities. We hope that our readers will find our articles useful and inspiring as a contribution to the global Montessori community. © the North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.