Development of the Will (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Development of the Will (Montessori)

In Montessori education, the Development of the Will refers to the gradual growth of a child’s ability to make conscious choices and act intentionally.[1] The Montessori environment provides numerous opportunities for the child to make decisions, promoting the cultivation of willpower and self-control.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The will is the director of all other psychological activities.”[2]
  • “The child can develop fully by means of experience in his environment. We call such experience ‘work’. Such experience is not just play… it is work he must do in order to grow up.”[3]