Discipline and Rules When adults provide clear limits but set children free within those boundaries, and sensitively respond to children’s needs while maintaining high expectations, children show high levels of maturity, achievement, empathy and other desirable characteristics. Order, Routine and Ritual Physical and conceptual order promote optimal learning and development. The Montessori classroom is logical and organized, as are the layouts of each activity within the classroom. There are set routines for using each Montessori material. The curriculum follows a logical progression that is coherent and internally consistent. 24