Explain The Importance Of Normalisation In A Montessori Environment

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In the Montessori Environment it is very important for the Directress to prepare the environment in order to help a child to become normalised. Normalisation occurs once individual children in the class becomes absorbed in their work .The Directress can assist the child to become normalised in a number of different ways. The first way in which a Directress can assist the child to become normalised is to provide the child with activities that he is interested in. When a child is interested in his work, he will develop a love for the work and he will automatically concentrate and which will lead to normalisation. It is of utmost importance that the Directress does not distract or interrupt a child when he is concentrating as the child will lose an interest in his work and may…show more content…
Most importantly the equipment should always remain in the correct place on the shelf. It is of utmost importance that a Montessori Directress is spiritually prepared as she will have to asses a situation. For example, if the Directress is faced with a deviated child of some sort she will have to know which activity to present the child with, because it is only with work that a deviated child becomes normalised. In order for a Directress to become spiritually prepared she will have to be humble, kind, patient, knowledgeable, she must be able to see a child as something that is pure someone who is free from any defects. The Montessori Directress should play a passive role when working with children. She must give the child the necessary skill and thereafter step back and give the child the opportunity to work by himself thus providing the child with a more active role. As Dr Montessori once said “He must increase and I must decrease”. This will lead to children who are

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