One key way in which Montessori schooling differs from traditional schooling is the level of control the students have over their learning.
|Lower Elementary students planning their work|
|Observe the concentration though they're in the playground|
A fundamental part of the daily routine is planning the work. Work planning done by children themselves. "What would I like to work on tomorrow?" "What's the further work I need to do in Maths?" "I think I'll write that story and do the continent work". At the end of each working day, children ponder and plan. And note down a list of work they would like to do on the next day. The Montessori adult (teacher) may give inputs.
|We plan under or on top!|
Planning is a vital life skill for every adult. In Montessori, it starts in childhood itself.