The Montessori Teacher
“Our goal is not so much the imparting of knowledge as the unveiling and developing of spiritual energy.” – The Child in the Family.
The teacher is the facilitator of a classroom—there as a resource, not a drill instructor.
She carefully observes the child’s behavior and growth, while often suggesting activities and materials that are appropriate for his/her development and interests. The teacher encourages active, self-directed learning and helps the child balance individual mastery with group participation, fostering social and language skills. Our teachers are always aware that they serve as role models, setting a positive tone for work and interpersonal relationships.
“When we think about mixed ages, we must make sure we aren’t starving children intellectually or physically … we should not have a supermarket, but just what is essential.” – Discovery of the Child.