Montessori classrooms have a bit more flexibility in terms of daily scheduling than most schools. One critical element that must remain is the three-hour work cycle in the morning. Beyond that, our teachers are able to schedule class meetings regularly, or any time conflict arises. We teach our students skills they need to navigate all sorts of interpersonal situations, including how to advocate for themselves and others.
Another interesting aspect of a Montessori classroom is that even young children have frequent opportunities to present their work and ideas to their classmates. Being able to stand up and speak in front of a group of people seems to have a profoundly powerful effect on how we are able to convey, with confidence, our ideas and feelings.
Did you know that there are a number of well-known figures who attribute their Montessori education at least partially to their success? People like Larry Page and Sergey Brin the creators of Goggle and Jeff Bezos the creator of Amazon. In this video, NBA MVP Stephen Curry shares how his own Montessori education gave him the confidence necessary to become the successful adult he is today.