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Montessori Myths Busted – Common Misconceptions Unraveled

Sylvia Arotin


Sometimes Montessori can be confusing, it can be an overload of information and the questions of “Is this Montessori?” come up quite a lot. In this session I will be clarifying all these questions and misconceptions that commonly come up to help you navigate your Montessori journey with confidence and sound knowledge. It may also challenge some pre-existing ideas you may have regarding Montessori and it’s practice, so get ready to open your mind and discover what truly IS Montessori, so you can embark on your journey with enjoyment and ease.

It’s time to crack open the case files and delve into uncovering the truths behind popular myths surrounding Montessori! You’ve heard them all: “Materials have to be wooden” , “Montessori doesn’t like colour”, “It forces the child to do chores”, “It doesn’t allow imagination”, “It’s the same as Waldorf”, “I can’t afford it, it’s so expensive” – and so much more!

Join me for an informative deep dive discussion in tackling the top 10 misconceptions of Montessori.

Let’s discover together if they are indeed – fact or fiction?


Sylvia Arotin

Sylvia Arotin has had over 12 years experience in Montessori teaching and is the founder and director of My Montessori (0-6 yrs) school in Sydney, Australia. She also sits on the Board of Directors for MSCA (Montessori Schools and Centres Australia). Her passion for children’s learning and development, as well as supporting and educating adults, has been fundamental in founding the Guide & Grow brand. She holds an International Montessori 0-3yrs training, 3-6 AMI Assistants training, an International Communications degree and a Masters in Teaching specializing in early childhood (0-5 yrs) (Honours) from Macquarie University.

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