Pooja Pandit and Esme Davis are certified Montessori trained adults. They have worked in Montessori environments and have over 19 years of teaching experience collectively.
Following the principles and practices of Montessori education they have worked with children of varied ages, going up to the high school level. They have trained teachers at the Montessori teacher training institute, provided consultancy services to established Montessori schools and have helped schools, following traditional educational methods become more child centred. They have also participated in a training for the Tamil Nadu government, helping officials of government schools understand and follow features of Montessori education.
The teachers at The Earth School are facilitators rather than instructors and serve as a link between the child and the learning environment. Teaching and learning is focused on the child and not on the teacher. Based on observations and reflection, the teacher provides guidance to the developing child.