Montessori, the science behind the genius – choice and perceived control

Busy reading Montessori, Science behind the genius – and I’m just awed by how much I respect this philosophy. And I just have to remember a few things:It’s unbelievable how the perception of a child and the control they have, influences their learning so much.If a child feels like they have control, where they set their own deadlines, or are given a choice of a few activities – this keeps them feeling like they are in control – which means they can focus their attention.

The choice of work, comes down to the prepared environment.  Six items are the max number in a choice, after that it creates too much confusion.  Them being able to choose their work, helps them feel they are in control, which increases their willingness to do the work.