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THE ROLE OF THE MONTESSORI TEACHER

The Montessori teacher acts as a mentor to the child in the educational environment. Based on observation and ongoing evaluation of individual needs, the teacher guides the children in learning with specific lessons. Another important function of the teacher is to set reasonable limits and foster responsibility in each child. These guidelines must be true to the children’s sense of fairness, and consistent with values and attitudes outside of the school environment, and respond to their developmental needs.