Montessori Today Chapter 7 Freedom Responsibility Going Out. girl on swing

In the second plane, the children complete the foundation of their social selves. Through their reasoning minds and powers of imagination, they explore their universe, their community and their own place in social life.
—Lillard, Montessori Today, p. 114.

Before having the freedom to explore outside the immediate Montessori community, students must demonstrate responsibility within the Montessori environment. This freedom begins with choosing one’s own work during the day, working independently, and being a contributing member of the collective classroom community.

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Montessori Today, Chapter 3: Montessori’s Second Plane of Development

Instead of dividing schools into nursery, primary, secondary, and university, we should divide education in planes and each of these should...

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