Free choice is one of the highest of all the mental processes.
A Peek Inside the Primary Classroom
Montessori environments are prepared to facilitate child choice and control, through order.
Montessori the Science Behind the Genius – Angeline Stoll Lillard
Primary children are used to making their own choice of work after they’ve received a lesson. Robert, a Primary 2nd year student, chose to work with the chalkboard. He made up his own math facts problems and wrote the answers with no concrete materials or help.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.