The Montessori Teacher
The role of a Montessori teacher is one of guide and observer, whose ultimate goal is to intervene less and less as the child develops. The teacher builds an atmosphere of order, calmness and joy in the classroom and encourages the children in all their efforts, promoting self-confidence and self-descipline. With the younger students, the teacher is more active, demonstrating the use of materials and presenting activities based on an assessment of the child’s needs.
Knowing when to observe and when to intervene is a skill the Montessori teacher develops during rigorous, specialized course of training through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
All teachers at OakHaven Montessori are certified by AMI. Established in 1929 by Dr. Montessori herself, the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is the oldest recognized authority on Montessori education worldwide.