I would like to offer this short video (not taken at our school) that shows Montessori children in a real classroom taking care of each other, including many moments of kindness by the elder students.  The three year cycle really allows for this kind of care to be shared between peers.  Please take one minute to watch this video.  Each act of compassion I see in this video I have personally observed in our classroom over the course of the year, many times.  -Lucy

Video produced by the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector.  Visit their youtube channel.