Maria Montessori once said “The greatest sign of a success for a teacher…is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”

This is a powerful statement, in and of itself. What kinds of opportunities are your providing for your students in order for them to reach this high level of student engagement and/or independence?


Author: taylormitch

Elementary Lead Teacher - Grades K-4

2 thoughts on “Independence”

  1. Independence is great. When I taught the younger Special Ed students I used to designate a quieter kid who could tie his/her sneakers to be the class shoe helper. It freed me up, gave this child a boost, and gave the kid’s adult independence. Eventually they all wanted to be the helper so I would end up changing the helper almost daily. They loved showing everyone what they could do. Many parents were surprised and happy that they reached this milestone.

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