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The Power of Concentration

Much has been made of multi-tasking. It’s a busy world, we know.  So the more you can do at once, the better off you are, right?

Take a moment (if you have one) to consider the power of concentration.  In Montessori education, concentrated effort is essential.  Once children have begun to concentrate they become completely transformed… calmer, more intelligent and more expansive.

In a Montessori classroom, children can pursue a single line of self-focused work.  The goal is full absorption.  When the work is absorbing, challenging and self-directed, young children engage in deep and sustained concentration.

Have a look at concentration in a classroom… can you imagine anything deeper?

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Special thanks to Dr. Angeline Lilliard for her work on Montessori and Mindfulness.

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