The Montessori educator is not the centre of the classroom. Instead she is often almost unnoticed in the room as the children work. She has no desk and spends time working with children at their tables or on a mat on the floor.The teacher is a keen observer and aware of each child’s level. The teacher will guide, but not rush. The teacher’s role is to meet each child’s individual needs – to facilitate and gently guide, then stand back as they work independently.