We know that children have to construct understanding; we can’t give it to them. The task of the Montessori teacher is to prepare the environment so that the activities on the shelves beckon and inspire discovery.
Dr. Montessori argued that schooling must include global citizenship, personal responsibility, and respect for diversity. She insisted that children develop the habit of critical and independent thought.
What if you worked in a place designed to maximize your creativity and productivity? Imagine an optimally designed bakery, bioscience lab, auto repair shop, or consulting firm. Design elements greatly impact our work.
"The teacher's task is not a small or easy one! She has to prepare a huge amount of knowledge to satisfy the child's mental hunger. She is not like the ordinary teacher, limited by a syllabus. The needs of the child are clearly more difficult to answer." - Maria Montessori