- is capable of long periods of concentration
- loves to work
- can socialize peacefully
- utilizes self-discipline and perseverance
The North American Montessori Center states that the process of normalization occurs in 3 steps:
- Preparation for Work- This includes gathering the materials necessary to do the work. The preparation allows the mind to begin to focus on the activity before the work actually begins.
- The work – The works in a Montessori classroom are meant to engage the child so that she is able to focus and concentrate in depth.
- Rest (or completion) – The work is done and the child has derived satisfaction of completing the work. This is a time of putting the Montessori materials away and sharing his accomplishments with others.
"Normalization is the single most important result of our work." ~Maria Montessori