Sunnybrook Montessori School

Montessori preschool & kindergarten in New Hampshire's North Country

Waiting to Intervene

Observation is an important part of what we do at Sunnybrook.  We observe to see how students learn.  We observe to see what students know.  We observe to see how they move their bodies.  We observe to see how they interact.  That means that more often than not, we stand back and observe conflict resolution situations without intervening, unless the situation is unsafe, of course.  We gain important information from observing, which guides our teaching for each individual student.  We see which words they use to communicate, how they read body language, listen, negotiate, compromise, take turns, argue their point, emphasize their meaning, understand what others say, and respond to others cues and language.  These teacher free interactions are vital to building their skills, their confidence, and their social circle.  It is extra exciting when we observe a student negotiating an interaction independently that they may have previously asked for help with!

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