The MSGL staff helps children maintain a healthy self-image while learning social norms for behavior. The entire school setting is arranged with this in mind. The basic rules in a Montessori environment are:
When difficulties arise, teachers allow time for the children themselves to settle the issue with words. If intervention is necessary, teachers remind children of the rules and redirect if necessary. A time out may be used if a child needs time away from others or materials to regain emotional control. Corporal punishment is never used.