As a principal and former teacher, I often get asked where inspiration comes from when setting up a classroom. Over the summer we saw several teachers come in on their spare time to move furniture, purchase materials and set up their classroom. Every teacher has a different approach to creating the perfect Montessori environment, however they all share common elements. Classrooms around the world have child-sized shelving, large windows and teachers have found a balance between nature and education. Many of Kendalwood’s teachers visit neighbouring schools to collaborate with other educators in an effort to create a welcoming space.
Below, are some of my favourite Montessori classrooms (other than Kendalwood’s of course) from around the world.