Gables Montessori Blog

ONE NOT COMPETITIVE ATMOSPHERE

Because children work individually with the materials, there is no competitiveness in the Montessori classroom. Each child relates only to his own previous work and his progress is not compared with the achievements of others.

Dr. Montessori believed that competition in education should be introduced only after the child has gained confidence in the use of basic skills. “Never let a child to risk of failure,” she wrote, “until you have a reasonable chance of success.”

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