Over time, she saw a spontaneous self-discipline emerge.She felt by working independently children could reach new levels of autonomy and become self-motivated to reach new levels of understanding.
Montessori also came to believe that acknowledging all children as individuals and treating them as such would yield better learning and fulfilled potential in each particular child.
She continued to adapt and refine the materials she had developed earlier, altering or removing exercises which were chosen less frequently by the children. Also based on her observations, Montessori experimented with allowing children free choice of the materials, uninterrupted work, and freedom of movement and activity within the limits set by the environment.
She began to see independence as the aim of education and the role of the teacher as an observer and director of children’s innate psychological development.
Dr. Montessori continued her work and spreading her Montessori Method throughout the world for the rest of her life. There have been several variations and changes added to her work over time, but the tenements of her method have remained. Children learn better through self-discovery and the freedom to choose. The Montessori Method helps to promote creativity, critical thinking, and leadership skills.