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Discover Montessori: Nurturing Children's Intrinsic Desire to Learn Through Individualised Need

Discover Montessori: Nurturing Children's Intrinsic Desire to Learn Through Individualised Need

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Sumathi Ravindranath,Founder
Sumathi Ravindranath,Founder

As the competition is increasing in every field, modern-day parents are hoping their child to achieve more competencies, especially in academics. Right from early childhood, they send children to daycares and preschools to attain a strong foundation of academics. Children live in a world where the vast majority of their time is managed and scheduled. The stimulation is structured and the motivation tends to be extrinsic. When a child is presented with nothing but free time, after a while all the external stimulators lose a little luster.


In this attempt, parents are missing the fact that academics aren’t everything; there should be a focus on holistic development of children mainly during their preschool days. Studies show that the most important skills to learn in the beginning of the childhood are social cooperation, self-control, confidence, independence, curiosity, empathy, and communication. Eventually, these skills will help children engage in learning and internalize the academic side in a better way. Emphasizing on the development of socio-cognitive skills, Discover Montessori is encouraging children to become more organized,
articulate, and adapting to any environment, so they have better social and emotional development in addition to a well-built academic background.



" Established with an aim to create a space of freedom to learn with joy for young children, Discover Montessori provides an atmosphere of a human community in its classrooms treating every child with respect and dignity"

Established with an aim to create a space of freedom to learn with joy for young children, Discover Montessori provides an atmosphere of a human community in its classrooms treating every child with respect and dignity by reposing the faith in Dr. Maria Montessori and her methodology of teaching. Unlike the traditional chalk and talk method, Montessori teaching is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms, children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Sumathi Ravindranath, Founder of Discover Montessori and a graduate from Indian Montessori Centre, indicates, “Our environment installs inner discipline in children naturally and it enhances important developmental needs like motivation, exploration and innovation.

Discover Montessori is an environment giving equal opportunities for children
irrespective of their physical, intellectual or social abilities. It is recognized as one of the leading Montessori schools in Bangalore as their methodology match up to the highest standards. They have teacher trainees visiting from the Indian Army Teacher Training School, Pachmarhi - Madhya Pradesh. Further, trainers from South East Asian countries, like Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam also visit Discover Montessori every year to observe and replicate practices. Speaking more about school’s teachers and their unique teaching methods, Sumathi says, “At Discover Montessori, the teachers are catalysts between the children’s learning capabilities and learning materials. Under the guidance of our well trained Montessori teachers, children are taught to think, exercise their choice and use discretion. The mixed age group activities encourage the older children to help the younger ones and the younger children to strive at becoming like the older children. This social development, team play and enhancement of social skill are what make learning at Discover so special.”

Incepted in the year 2001 with only four children to take care of, today the organization has steadily grown into an ideal Montessori house for children. Children from Discover Montessori are high achievers; they are sought after in various prestigious schools of Bangalore. School has large alumni in at The Valley School, Sri Kumarans, PSBB, TISB, The Samhita Academy and Inventure Academy. “We maintain an optimum number of students as we believe in utmost care and attention to very child. It is with choice that we have remained as an exclusive Montessori. Through the years, the demand for intake of more children is rapidly growing. However, we will always try to maintain a balance to give the best to each and every child,” Sumathi summarised.