Even an intelligent teacher, who understands the principle, find much difficulty in putting it into practice.

We have often heard other teachers, parents, or well meaning acquaintances ask “Isn’t Montessori a free for all in the classroom?”  Dr. Maria Montessori herself admitted that this was a hard concept for anybody to grasp, stating “Even an intelligent teacher, who understands the principle, find much difficulty in putting it into practice

It is necessary to observe [life] and to understand it without intervening-this idea, I say, is very difficult for anyone to assimilate and to put into practice.” 

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