Job (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary1 comment

Job (Montessori)

In a Montessori environment, the term “job” refers to purposeful work selected for a child to engage with. Each job is designed to isolate a specific learning concept or activity, enticing the child to put in effort and engage with the material[1].

Jobs can vary widely, ranging from academic activities, such as maths or reading tasks, to practical life tasks, like cleaning or arranging flowers. Each job is deemed equally important, as they all contribute to the child’s overall development and learning[2].


Montessori Quotes on Job

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”
— Maria Montessori, “The Absorbent Mind”