Trained, experienced and certified teachers are the foundation of an effective Montessori environment at Austin Children’s Academy. Our Montessori teachers have been rigorously trained beyond their university studies in the Montessori philosophy, principles, and method. They guide children in self-discovered learning through observation, influence, and encouragement to promote development of mind, body, and spirit. Teachers adjust to each individual child’s learning pace and needs, guiding students to explore new topics and accept new challenges. Our Montessori teachers’ firm, supportive, and kind demeanor is the key to the success of ACA. They serve as role models of warmth, kindness, peace, and respect, setting clear and consistent challenges in a positive and supportive environment.
At Austin Children’s Academy, we pride ourselves on hiring a highly educated staff. Not only are they certified teachers, they have also had additional higher education and participate in ongoing teacher training and credentialing. Our diverse, international Montessori environment is truly a great place for children to learn and grow under the guidance of experienced mentors.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
Dr. Maria Montessori
All teachers at ACA work together in teams to ensure each classroom environment stimulates and motivates the children’s absorbent minds (to borrow a phrase from Dr. Maria Montessori). Teachers design engaging materials and lesson plans and incorporate cultural teachings and holiday themes. Montessori materials are important to the implementation of the method. The high-quality, carefully crafted materials lead children to discover and understand concepts in a hands-on and engaging way. Each presents a distinct idea and has a self-correcting control to help children learn successfully and independently.