Well-prepared Montessori teachers need to have a thorough understanding of human development and the process by which children develop knowledge and skills. They need to practice how to analyze and reflect on observations in order to plan experiences and curriculum to meet each child’s interests and capabilities. They need to develop excellent communication skills in order to collaborate with children, parents and colleagues. They must be committed to on-going self-reflection and inquiry and ultimately see themselves as teacher-researchers within the Montessori scientific pedagogy.
The well-prepared Montessori teacher is a lifelong learner.