Cool School : Lamplighter Montessori

Cool School : Lamplighter Montessori

At Lamplighter Montessori School in Cordova, the educational approach is a bit different from the norm.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - At Lamplighter Montessori School in Cordova, the educational approach is a bit different from the norm.

The school uses the Montessori method of education. Students are given the independence and freedom in class to learn at their own pace.

“We do lots of group projects. So we learn to work together and what I also like is when we need help with something. Then the teacher usually comes and explains to us how we're supposed to act on thing and I really like that,” student Madiha Shoani said.

“Our multi-age classrooms. I think our use of materials that help explain the concepts that children are learning are very special. Also love how we're able to individualize the education and meet the child where they are and work with them at their own pace. That's really cool,” teacher Bonney Haynes said.

Classrooms have mixed ages and kids can move about freely. Students are allowed to learn in different ways and are provided a variety of approaches to support their learning. And even the youngest students get it.

“I like making stuff in art and science. I like figuring out how things work,” student Braden McElroy said.

Educators here encourage academic curiosity. They also mix diverse topics with traditional classroom subjects.

Every teacher is certified in the Montessori method.

“Their learning is really directed by themselves because they challenge themselves to move along the curriculum on to the next material and the next material and the teachers are there to help guide them thought that,” head of the school Terrie Sampson said.

From teachers to administrators, students and parents alike…everyone shares in the responsibility for creating a supportive learning environment within the school..

And it's clear to see that Lamplighter Montessori is definitely a cool school.
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