Teaching

"Enthusiastic and highly committed teachers inspire students to become confident and independent learners who give of their best."

"A sparse environment of carefully chosen materials calls the child to work, concentration, and joy. A crowded or chaotic environment can cause stress and can dissipate a child's energy.

Before the age of six, a child learns from direct contact with the environment, by means of all the senses, and through movement; the child literally absorbs what is in the environment. The toys and materials in the home and school should be of the very best quality to call forth self-respect, respect and care from the child toward the environment, and the development of an appreciation of beauty.

It is not the richness of the environment that determines the success of the Montessori method, but the preparation of the teacher."

"All subjects are interwoven, not taught in isolation, the teacher modelling a "Renaissance" person of broad interests for the children. A child can work on any material he understands at any time."

"Like others I had believed that it was necessary to encourage a child by means of some exterior reward that would flatter his baser sentiments, such as gluttony, vanity, or self-love, in order to foster in him a spirit of work and peace. And I was astonished when I learned that a child who is permitted to educate himself really gives up these lower instincts. I then urged the teachers to cease handing out the ordinary prizes and punishments, which were no longer suited to our children, and to confine themselves to directing them gently in their work."              - Dr. Montessori

SMSVK provides well experienced and caring Teaching staff.

Teaching method: The child's effort and work is respected as it is. The teacher, through extensive observation and record-keeping, plans individual projects to enable each child to learn what he needs in order to improve.

Teaching Ratio: Except for infant/toddler groups the standard teaching ratio is one experienced teacher and one non-teaching aide to 30+ children. Rather than lecturing to large or small groups of children, the teacher is trained to teach one child at a time. SMSVK adopts this invariably.

Work Places: The environment is arranged according to the requirement of the subject, and children are always free to move around the room instead of staying at desks. There is no limit to how long a child can work with a piece of material. At any one time in a day all subjects -- math, language, science, art or craft, music, etc., will be being studied, at all levels as far as possible.

Playing: The children are allowed to play in the play halls from time to time, according to the needs.

SRI MARADI SUBBIAH
VIDYA KENDRA
No. 98/1, Ramanjaneya Road,
Hanumanth Nagar,
Bangalore - 560 019