The following video clip beautifully exhibits the peaceful nature of a Montessori setting. I was extremely grateful (and awed) to be able to watch these children working together so harmoniously in the classroom - if there is one goal of any Montessori teacher, it is the hope that we can create environments where the children are free to explore, learn, and grow while getting along peacefully with others.
I especially admire the part when the children realize I am recording them... Their concentration hardly seems broken! Here is what the Montessori experience is all about:
Thanks to the parents of these children, who so graciously allowed me to post this amazing excerpt of our classroom life!