Key Philosophical Messages that makes Montessori Unique:
SOME IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE MONTESSORI METHOD:
UNINTERRUPTED WORK PERIOD:
As per the American Montessori Society we are to uphold and to respect the “Three Hour Work Cycle”, the standard of providing an uninterrupted work time. The purpose of long, uninterrupted blocks of work time is to allow students to freely select work, eventually becoming absorbed in work that has a particular fascination for them at this point in their development. Interruptions disturb the development of the child’s focus, concentration, and opportunity to deeply delve into work. During this uninterrupted work time, Directress’s also have the opportunity to present lessons to the children, ensuring that lessons are given and work is explored in all areas of the classroom.