“And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.”
Dr. Maria Montessori, MD, from The Absorbent Mind
The above concept is one of the many core principles of Montessori, and one that Glen Abbey Montessori School strives to maintain throughout the school environment, the activities the children choose, the rich curriculum, and the staff/student interactions.