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Follow the child, they will show you what they need to do, what they need to develop in themselves and what area they need to be challenged in. The aim of the children who persevere in their work with an object is certainly not to ‘learn’; they are drawn to it by the needs of their inner life, which must be recognized and developed by its means.
—Maria Montessori

In Montessori, we believe that the child is drawn to certain activities and that he instinctively knows what he needs. A child may try an activity and struggle with it initially. But he may return to it a little later with more success and then repeat it many times before mastering it. All of which may happen naturally without the interference of a teacher.

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Observing the Child: Tips for Developing a Montessori Teaching Strategy

One of the most important roles the Montessori teacher has is to observe. We observe how students spend their time and note what they are d...

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A Teacher’s Perspective: The First Week of a Successful Montessori Elementary Year

In my Montessori elementary classroom, I spend the first week of school building on the foundations that I set on the first day — further e...

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A Teacher's Perspective: Work Periods on the First Day of Montessori Elementary

In our previous blog , we discussed the first part of the first full day of school during which the students were introduced to the routine...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Continue Reading this Article
A Teacher’s Perspective: First Day Circle Routines for Montessori Elementary

The first day of school is very exciting for both students and teachers. I always look forward to the first day when I am able to greet st...

Monday, September 21, 2015 Continue Reading this Article
Preparing Materials for the Montessori Environment

Montessori teachers spend a great deal of time and effort carefully preparing materials for the Montessori environment to meet the needs of...

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