Booklet by Phyllis Pottish-Lewis: The Artistry of a Montessori Teacher
In this Phyllis Pottish-Lewis booklet, she describes the directress/director as not just a teacher, but an artist. Her research delves into how a Montessori teacher’s responsibility is to “artfully assist in the child’s construction” and support their creative development through exposing them to all aspects of the universe. Pottish-Lewis explains that the role of a directress/director expands beyond basic knowledge of various subjects; rather, it requires a continual and supportive evolution of freedom and responsibility within the child. Her writings elaborate on these important and fundamental perspectives of being a Montessori teacher, while also drawing on her experience in a Montessori classroom and her work as an AMI consultant and elementary trainer.