Montessori teaches children to be ready for today's workplace. It helps prepare children to thrive in their future workplaces by helping them learn how to collaborate, solve problems, and think creatively.
The success of the Montessori classroom hinges on the strength of the community. For a class to run smoothly, everyone must do their part. The same applies to a successful workplace. If one member of the team is out of sync the work suffers and so does the well-being of the team.
Consider a spill in the Montessori classroom! The children have a few options - sweep, wipe, ask other friends for help or clean it up by hand. The adult in the classroom never offers help. Similarly, problem solving is critical in the workplace. The ability to innovate and solve problems is often more important than any technical skill that can be learned on the job.
In the Montessori classroom, children are given the freedom to select their lessons and use didactic, open-ended materials to learn and create new knowledge. Similarly, in current workplaces, creativity is becoming more important than ever as technology has extended our creativity to create new solutions or ideas.