Children explore, want to be part of a group and need a lot of space for social interaction. This can sometimes be a difficult but interesting process for the children where you can really make a difference as a teacher. I put my trust in children, stimulate them to make their own choices and challenge them to develop their own view. I find it very important that every child can and dares to be themselves; every child is unique.

Every day my Montessori heart begins to beat faster during observation. I commit to taking the time to observe children, and every day I marvel anew. As a teacher you see what the child is doing and discover the child. Sometimes I intervene, and sometimes I don’t. I find it important that children dare to make mistakes and learn from the mistakes they’ve made. Then when they succeed at a task the ‘Yes, it worked!’ moment is even greater. This makes children shine, and I take pleasure in that.