Self-Control and the Montessori Method

The development of self-control creates a basis for mental flexibility, social skills and discipline. This ability predicts success in education, career and marriage. Childhood self-control is twice as important as intelligence in predicting academic achievement. Montessori preschool instruction, which has been shown to lead to strong academic achievement, incorporates self-control into daily activities.

–Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang, New York Times, Feb. 17, 2012.

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