Montessori Technique: Eye Contact

“…teacher and child looking at each other in eyes. Implies no negative judgmental expression”.
Lee Havis from GMT, p.2
This technique comports quite well with such key protocols as least amount of adult involvement and well-being of the total environment. A simple eye contact lesson presentation is the lightest stand-alone interaction you can take with children, perhaps involving nothing more than a quick glance with a child from a remote corner of the environment. If more is needed, you can certainly combine eye contact with proximity, to achieve a slightly heavier type of interaction with children.