I genuinely enjoy sharing activities we have been doing in our Montessori classroom. This week I had precious moments when I could sit back and observe children. There was one thing that made me appreciate working in the Montessori classroom. In the Montessori class, children compete with oneself: self-monitoring, self-correction, and a variety of other executive skills that support constant improvement. Competition is about giving your best performance and be content with the fact that you did the best you can. It encourages other peers to do the same.
Allow me to share with this amazing story I read recently in one of the most inspiring books: