Supporting the Development of Concentration

Parkside Community School - Austin Texas Montessori School

In this article, Paula Lillard Preschlack, AMI-trained guide and Head of Forest Bluff School, discusses the importance of concentration and Dr. Montessori’s creation of an educational approach that enhances it in every way. Mentioned also is a book we recommend on the deeply engaged state of concentration called Flow by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi.

Parkside Community School
“I once asked my son, Harrison, to name the best thing he learned from his two years at Parkside. Without hesitation, he said, 'Parkside taught me how to love.' ”
Richard Cole