Purposeful Work through Observation

Thomas, Meg
October 2014
Montessori Life;Fall2014, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p9
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of teaching children through observation, following Italian educator Maria Montessori's priority to educate the senses first before the intellect. Teachers must guide the students' learning process using observation instead of directing the classroom, citing that a teacher must be a facilitator, and must have the precision and flexibility to know which lessons can provide meaningful work. The Montessori method must also be tailored to match a child's needs.


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