What is the role of the Montessori teacher (guide)?

Guides encourage, redirect, and supervise as the child learns through their own personal motivation. They plan the environment in the interests of the children, and help children progress from one activity to the next. The guides track each child’s development to create a lesson plan that meet each child’s needs. We use the word “guide” in Montessori since the children teach each other and themselves and the adult is there to guide them towards their best/authentic selves.