There are many different teaching methods out there that cater to a unique quality of the student body, but there’s probably one established method that ranks as the number one in unique quality itself: The Montessori Method. It is unlike any other personal or clinical method out there, and if your child fits the frame of the Montessori, you might want to consider a specialized school that employs that specific method throughout the year. Montessori is an approach devised by the research and experience of Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori who saw through experimental observation that all children learn in their own unique way with an emphasis on freedom to learn and think on their own. By 1907, she had claimed to find a child’s “true nature”. Your basic Montessori class essentially has no desks or chairs set up specifically for every child to sit in and do the exact same kind of work. The class is done basically in freestyle. Every child can do their ‘own learning’, at their ‘own pace’, with their own materials–materials of their own choice supplied to them by the teacher in the room. It’s a healthy approach to learning, because there’s no stress in conforming to a structure of learning designated by the teacher. The student designates. The teacher simply observes. Patented Montessori-style materials are typically used to provide any child the resources for optimal learning on their terms and not some governing body’s terms. That’s the most attractive benefit. Montessori, however, isn’t for everyone. Some children absolutely need structure. They need conformity in a group. So be sure to know your child and how your child learns before considering any kind of method. If your child is especially gifted or high-functioning, the Montessori method actually might be a learning system worth considering.