In Montessori education, children are taught things like conflict resolution, communication skills, relationship building, problem solving, empathy, independence, interdependence, teamwork, and advocacy. These are all skills that are essential to promoting peace and changing the world for the better.
Peace education, then, is an important component of the Montessori classroom. Adults model peaceful and respectful behavior, and because Montessori classes are made up of mixed age groups, older students serve as role models for younger children.
Hand-in-hand with peace education, the Montessori curriculum includes performances on grace and courtesy. Children in the Children's House practice simple lessons on how to greet others, say please and thank you, and adjust chairs. These lessons focus on respect for others, for themselves, and for the environment. Montessori students engage with the community at all levels - inside the classroom for the youngest students and outside the classroom and school for the older ones.