which encourages the development of the child.
To develop oneself, the child must evolve freely in an environment
appropriate to his fundamental needs. This freedom does not
signify nor absence of rules nor carelessness. It is essential for the
development of the autonomy, responsibility, willpower and self-control.
role of the Montessori TEACHER
To observe, to guide, to listen, to adapt.
The Montessori teacher, trained specifically, accompanies and guides the
child by observing thoroughly and listening carefully. The teacher
explains or helps only at the child's request. The teacher's role is to
encourage children in their efforts to build their own personality by
respecting the values, the differences of pace or sensitivity which
characterises each of them and in respect of the official programme from
the "Education Nationale".