Help them help themselves

The teacher serves as a resource and guide in the classroom as it's the ability and readiness of the student that determines the presentation of lessons. Likewise, the role of the director in the Montessori classroom is not founded upon the traditional model of teacher, as one that teaches in front of the class, but rather on the notion that the director should guide the children and ‘help them to help themselves’. Montessori directors are taught the principles and methods of the Montessori approach to education, both theoretically and practically, in training centers throughout the world, most of which require at least a bachelors degree for admission.

Never help a child with a task at which he can succeed.
— Maria Montessori