In the Montessori classroom, teachers maintain a long-term relationship with a child on the foundation of communication and consistent feedback. This process and relationship building make leaders out of teachers and build an environment that creates a room full of leaders in the classroom. Leaders model behaviors they want to see in others.
Montessori’s one-on-one individualized education is a great platform for helping students explore their passions and to help identify and challenge them with new concepts and materials. With deliberate practice and consistent feedback, the student gains confidence in the material, the classroom, and ultimately as a leader by giving the gift of learning to their friend.