The child becomes a "learner" for life. Montessori is where my son developed his love for learning. He has been in regular school before and after his time in Montessori. All teachers teach with the best of their intentions, however, it matters how they teach and how they spell out their teaching goals. The philosophy nurtures curiosity, contentment, peace, independence. What I realized is, I didn't have to discipline my child. It was a byproduct of Montessori learning.