umzy asks:

what is the responsibility of the adult in monterssori

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umzy writes:
Montessori teachers, take the time to prepare ourselves before our children arrive. Adult concerns should be kept outside the classroom. Whether it’s by meditating for a few minutes before they arrive or saying a prayer as we unlock our Montessori classroom, we need to quiet ourselves and clear our minds for the children we are there to guide.

It is up to the adult to remember that the children are in the forefront. The Montessori teacher needs to relinquish her own agenda and allow the child the lead. The teacher should remove all obstacles which could impede the learning.

The teacher in a Montessori classroom models grace, courtesy and a natural wonder about the world. She acts as a guide to children while they make sense of even the most seemingly mundane of experiences. She moves slowly and purposefully about the classroom. She is aware of herself and her role in the lives of her students. She takes the time to visualize how she wants her classroom to be and models that herself, preparing herself to teach and observe the children around her.
, it is the trained adult's (Directress') responsibility to be aware if what is required of the child, when he/she enters primary school, at the end of the Montessori education period of 3 years and guide that child towards the desired goals or benchmarks. As our philosophy encourages children to learn void of stress, these goals are usually easily achieved. The emphasis we place is that the child must be in a Montessori programme for at least 3 years to ensure this achievement. Thereafter, the transition to primary school is normal and well accepted by the child.

The teachers in the school will be qualified AMI (ASSOCIATION MONTESSORI INTERNATIONALE) Directresses, who are trained to observe the children and present them with activities according to their individual needs.

The Directress acts as a go-between the child and the materials in the environment. The student-teacher ratio would be 1 adult to 22 - 25 children or pro-rated, depending on the size of the classrooms and subject to licensing criteria in the schools we operate.
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