Concentration (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Concentration (Montessori)

In Montessori education, Concentration refers to the child’s ability to focus attention on a task for an extended period, which Maria Montessori believed is crucial for learning and mastery.[1] Inspired by the work of American psychologist William James, Montessori aimed to create learning environments that facilitate and enhance the child’s natural capacity for concentration.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”[2]
  • “The child’s development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behaviour towards him.”[3]