Bright Minds Academy

Montessori vs. Bright Minds Academy

We are often asked if our program is Montessori based. Although we value all the wonderful skills Montessori teaches young children, we focus on incorporating the same components but in a more organized classroom style setting.

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Instruction is adapted to the student's learning styleInstruction is implemented in all learning styles, allowing the students to grasp the concept in their own way.
Taught to respect his environment by helping keep the classroom clean and orderly at our academy.Weekly "jobs" are given to each student to teach respect and team work in order to keep the classroom clean and orderly.
Uninterrupted blocks of work time, and guided choice of work activity. Students' free choice of centers allows guided choice of the thematic lesson. Centers are changed and rotated based on lesson plans.
Montessori students learn through sensory-motor activities, working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through sensory-motor activities, working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experience: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, and movement. Students are given opportunities to learn through sensory-motor activities. Regular rotation of sensory bins, nature walks, song and dance, and hands on activities allow students to grow as a whole.
Classes are grouped larger, often by 3 years. This can cause some children to loose motivation in learning as they are slowed down by younger peers. Classes are grouped based on Texas school districts, allowing students to grow and learn with peers. You will see our classrooms with 3 & 4 year olds, or 4 & 5 year olds.
Extra-curricular activities such as Zumba and Tippi Toes give more opportunities for whole body learning while having fun.
Learning is play-based. There is a growing body of research that shows a link between play and the development of cognitive and social skills that are prerequisites for learning more complex concepts as children get older. For example, play is linked to growth in memory, self-regulation, oral language, and recognizing symbols.
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