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Noun montessori has 1 sense
  1. Montessori, Maria Montesorri - Italian educator who developed a method of teaching mentally handicapped children and advocated a child-centered approach (1870-1952)
    --1 is a kind of educator, pedagogue

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Part of Speech: noun

Sense: a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play in mixed-age groups.

Usage: Montessori education emphasizes independence, freedom within limits, and respect for the child's natural psychological, physical, and social development.

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Part of Speech: adjective

Sense: relating to or following the Montessori method of education.

Usage: Many parents opt for Montessori schools for their children's early education.

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Part of Speech: noun

Sense: a school, classroom, or educational system that follows the Montessori method.

Usage: My daughter's Montessori is known for its nurturing environment and individualized learning approach.

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