Communications 301 Hybrid
2 April 2013
I) Good Afternoon. Today I’m going to inform you about educational evolution. It is common knowledge that our public school system evolves much slower than private or charter schools. There are so many choices for parents these days. And, the competition outside of public schools is increasing dramatically. Today, I want to introduce you to one particular avenue of education, The Montessori Method. At the end of my speech, I want you to have a little more knowledge about where The Montessori Method came from as well as being able to recognize a Montessori classroom (TH). A) I will start with the history of The Montessori Method, then I will talk about how it evolved in the early 1900’s, and lastly I will dive into some specifics of an actual Montessori classroom in terms of design as well as functuality (MPs).
II) Main Point 1 – The Montessori Method was created by a woman by the name of Maria Montessori. She was born in Italy in 1870. According to The North American Montessori Center website, which I accessed in March of, 2013, Maria Montessori was “ahead of her time.” A) Her father, Alessandro, was more traditional and wasn’t too comfortable with his daughter becoming a doctor. However, her mother, Renilde [REN-IL-DUH], was the person who pushed her toward her dreams. Renilde [REN-IL-DUH] knew how much Maria loved learning and the fact that she was a natural teacher. Renilde [REN-IL-DUH] helped Maria throughout her entire college career and helped to create the Montessori Method. B) Maria Montessori was the first woman to study medicine in Rome. She entered the University of Rome in 1892 and graduated with honors in 1896. 1) Maria Montessori’s first year in medicine was spent as a surgical assistant. She also worked in a women’s and children’s hospital (according to Montessori.edu, accessed in February of 2012.) 2) Maria’s career path