Self Correcting Activities
This is the third video in series on Instilling independence in Learning. In this video we are discussing Self Correcting Activities or a Montessori concept called as the ‘control of error’. I learnt a great deal about Montessori Education when I first started homeschooling. I deep dived in her methods, read books, bought all the materials and albums(this is the curriculum used in the Montessori schools), I even set up a Montessori inspired ‘Prepared Environment’ in my home. Some of the concepts I learnt were very beneficial.
One such concept is the Control of Error. It simply means making the activity/resource such that it can help the child correct their mistakes without the intervention from a teacher or a parent. This concept is helpful in teaching the children build the following skills.
- Analytical/Problem Solving Skills
- Builds the child’s self confidence and self esteem
- Helps them become independent.
These activities can also be beneficial in situations where a homeschooling mother is teaching multiple ages and but would like some of her students to be busy with an engaging learning activity and learn independently.
In this video I shared a bit about the background of Maria Montessori and her concepts. Then I shared some examples of these materials from a Montessori preschool which I have in my home. I also shared materials which follow the same principle but are not necessarily found in a Montessori classroom. There are many ways to use this concept for any grade level, and once we understand the concept we can put together our own Self correcting activities for the subject we wish to teach. These do not have to be expensive. They can be simple puzzles made using index cards or printables cut in the shape of a puzzle.
Watch the Video and share with others who may find this beneficial. Let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear from you.