Now that you’ve had an opportunity to learn a little bit about what Montessori is, let’s spend some time getting familiar with the look and feel of a Montessori classroom when children are present. Below is a short video of a public Montessori elementary classroom, as well as a document titled “What’s Going On in This Classroom?” that you can use to guide your viewing of the video.
This document includes space for you to make notes about what you see children doing, what you see adults doing, and what you notice about the learning environment. At the bottom, you can make some notes about what children are learning during these interactions. It’s easiest to print this out and fill it out while you watch.