The International Monitoring System for Montessori teaching and education
Montapp is written in 3 Languages:
MONTapp has been developed to assist the teacher.
Montessori teachers have confidence in the individual strength of the spirit of the child, they have a scientific attitude and an analytic mind set. They follow the child’s development, check the effectiveness of the teaching content and teachers’ activities.
What are the advantages of using the MONTapp Registration System?
MONTapp is a useful tool that supports the teacher by observing and evaluation activities
- Easy to use
The program is very easy to use. You don’t need to install it, because it is web-based and runs on the Internet
The Montessori content is adapted to the national framework curricula from the toddler level (1 year) up to the secondary level (15 years)
- Scientifically informed
The contents are related to the pedagogical, anthropological and educational ideas of Maria Montessori and were enriched and expanded by recent theoretical research and findings from the 21st century
- Web based
You can use MONTapp anywhere by tablet, laptop, I phone or PC
All data are doubly secured. They will be sent over an encrypted connection and stored on a secure server.
The content of MONTapp
The contents are related to the pedagogical, anthropological and educational ideas of Maria Montessori and were enriched and expanded by recent research and theoretical findings from the 21st century.
In MONTapp are introductory help texts with definitions of various terms and content as well as leading questions for the general observation and the goal orientated observation of the child’s behaviour.
MONTapp enables the teacher to represent the behaviour or the skills of the individual child within certain areas of development.
These areas of development are:
- Periods of growth
Prerequisite is the observational stance of teachers and educators. Hereby, we believe that the alert and mentally active teachers observe, notice and analyse the important moments in the development of the child.
First, the specific comments are entered in the electronic system. Based on this information the teacher makes decisions.
It is goal orientated:
- evaluation and
The registration then enters in one of the developmental areas. Goal orientated decisions of the teacher are planned and executed. Only if the teacher is sure that the child can apply the skill or masters the behaviour the teacher makes a registration in the appropriate field. These registrations are automatically saved and remain in the system. When the teacher makes only a note, the content of the note will be stored in the PLANNING.
The system works with teaching months. There are 48 periods of time in the system. Every year has 3 terms with every 4 months. It starts with the toddlers age from two year, and reaches secondary in the up to the age of 15 years.
In the profile you see blank and blue parts. The blue part of the profile shows the period of time in which certain behaviour of the child can be expected. The blank part from left to right means: there is still no development expected and from right to left: a development is no longer expected.
The registration is counted by the computer and placed in the profile in colours.
Red means: between 0% and 60% of the possible registry issues are registered.
Yellow means: between 60% and 80% of the possible registry issues are registered.
Green means: 80% to 100% of the possible registry issues are registered.
In case of Special Education, it is possible to delete the blue colour of the fields.
In this way MONTapp provides an overview of the abilities of the child at any time so that the teachers and educators can decide how they will coach the children and youngsters.
MONTapp offers the possibility to talk in the team of teachers / educators about the class room management and the coaching of the children and youngsters. So, at school level, MONTapp contributes to an improvement of teaching.
The updated description in the profile gives the teachers / educators sets of a secure base for discussions with the parents / educators of the child.
Summary of the teacher’s actions with Montapp:
step 1: observe the child’s behaviour
step 2: analyse the observation
step 3: make decisions about the guiding and planning
step 4: analyse the results of the work of the child and evaluate
step 5: report the parents.
The authors of the MONTapp are drs. Els Mattijssen and drs. Ward van de Vijver.
They studied pedagogy and psychology. They investigate and coach school teams, children and young people in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, China and Ukraine.
Many teachers and educators from the German Kinderhaus and schools commented MONTapp. So they increased its quality. Many thanks for this.
Signup for MONTapp
You can use MONTapp for free during one month. After that time the costs are € 1, – par child par month. Please fill in the form on the website. We will activate your personal account as soon as possible.