1: A Montessori guide makes sure that the child is welcomed in a prepared environment. An environment where the child is respected for his/her uniqueness, and where he/she is free to choose whichever activity interests him/her the most. Thus, this environment is not a fixed one, but the guide has the responsibility to observe the child, with his emotions and interests, and to change the environment whenever necessary, in order to provide the best opportunity for the child’s holistic development.
2: A Montessori guide inspires the child to be independent, to guide him/her how to use materials correctly but afterwards to allow the child the freedom to perfect himself/herself. The guide should allow him/her to work on the activity alone as many times as he/she wishes, as many activities have a control of error where the child will develop self-judgment and will immediately know when something is not in the right place, thus building on intellectual growth.
3: A Montessori guide focuses on helping children gain self-discipline, where even though they are allowed to move freely in the class they will always have a purpose in their movement and will be respectful with their peers, without interrupting them or causing them any harm.
4: A Montessori guide will be such a keen observer that will find ways to help the child discover activities which he/she will love, and he/she will take such pleasure repeating them that he/she will build on a deep concentration, and will acquire a love of knowledge. Once they reach this stage, children are learning for life, as they gain self-confidence and will dare to take initiative, and this will help them through their whole life, as the Montessori goal is not to educate children to succeed in the classroom, but in life.
5: A Montessori guide will inspire love and a community feeling in the children. In such a class children are exposed to activities which help them develop important practical life skills. They learn to take turns, and to be patient. This is a class where children take pride in talking to a group about their own interests and passions, in a class of mixed ages, where children help each other succeed.