The Montessori methodology has long been recognized as an innovative, progressive, and successful teaching model worldwide. However, this methodology often faces significant challenges in underserved communities, where Montessori schools see major growth. There is significant burnout and high turnover of Montessori teachers in these areas, and many schools are failing to show success and growth in literacy, causing some closures.
The Montessori Residency of Chicago is addressing this challenge by engaging teachers to tailor and adapt the Montessori training methodology to underserved students. We are working with Montessori teachers to equip them with the resources, guidance, and skills needed to meet all students’ needs.