The role of a Montessori teacher, or as they are known in the Montessori world as Directress, is that of an observer whose ultimate goal is to intervene less and less as the child develops.
The teacher creates an atmosphere of calm, order and joy in the classroom and is there to help and encourage the children in all their efforts, allowing them to develop self-confidence and inner discipline. With the younger students at each level, the teacher is more active, demonstrating the use of materials and presenting activities based on an assessment of the child’s requirements.
Knowing how to observe constructively, and when and how much to intervene, is one of the most important talents the Montessori teacher acquires during her training.
For more information about the Quad City Montessori teachers please click on this link: Faculty Directory