Why is Isolation of Difficulty Important in a Montessori Classroom?

Why is Isolation of Difficulty Important in a Montessori Classroom?

May 03, 2018

At Lycee Montessori School in Cypress, TX we strive to equip children to be self-sufficient by giving them a healthy environment to learn and grow in. This common teaching method is commonly known as isolation of difficulty. What does this mean and why is it important in a Montessori classroom? To fully understand the answers to these questions we encourage you to continue reading on.

What is Isolation of Difficulty?

Isolation of difficulty is an education technique used for early childhood Montessori classrooms such as our own. It removes unnecessary obstacles and allows your child to learn and focus on just one difficult element or area at a time. This allows them to gain mastery over one individual element. Throughout development isolation of difficulty is available in a Montessori classroom.

How to Use Isolation of Difficulty at Home

Think about your family’s day to day life and focus on one skill your child needs to master. Isolate that one skill until your child is successful with is. Once your child has mastered a skill, try combining it with another skill and give your child the opportunity to master this task.

Isolation of difficulty is just one education technique we use in our classrooms. Contact our classroom to learn more about the methods and activities we provide for young children at Lycee Montessori School in Cypress, TX. If you are interested in enrollment, then contact us today for a tour of our learning centers.

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