The Montessori Minute: Multiple Activities Occurring at the Same Time

Here are a series of things you would see peering into your child’s classroom. Take a minute to better understand how learning occurs in Montessori.

When you look into a Montessori classroom, have you ever wondered why you see so many things going on at the same time? Wouldn’t it be easier to have everyone doing the same thing at once?  

When children are empowered to choose from the lessons they’ve been given and organize their own time, they become active, independent learners. Much like adults, their interests vary widely, hence the array of works in progress at any given moment in the classroom. In Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (available through Amazon), Angeline Stoll Lillard documents the powerful dynamic of engaging choice and interest in learning. At Mata, we use this to guide children to take ownership of their learning and become active participants in a lifelong process.