Understanding human development is essential if we are to truly “help life”, as Dr. Montessori said. The Montessori approach to education recognizes the varied needs of the child, and therefore, carefully prepares environments based on developmental principals. In addition, Montessori educators have also well prepared themselves. This involves not just the technical training for presenting lessons or the intensive study of the child development, but, even more importantly, it is the “training of the spirit,” the inner preparation of the teacher.
During the month of August, a training course for assistants, administrators, and lead teachers will be held at Montessori Tides School. Kathy Graham, Founder and Director of Montessori Tides School, will be key facilitator. Involved in Montessori since 1975, Ms. Graham holds an internationally recognized Montessori diploma (AMI) from Xavier University and a MS Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University. She currently works as a 3-6 classroom directress, and is a Philosophy and Child Development instructor with the Orlando Montessori Teacher Education Institute.
Day 1 –
- Montessori’s Life and Work
- What is Montessori?
- Fundamental Goals of Montessori
- The Montessori Triad
- The Four Planes of Development (ages Birth to 24)
- The Sensitive Periods (Aptitudes for Learning)
- The Prepared Environment (Classroom Preparation and Maintenance)
Day 2 –
- The Role of the Adult
- Duties and Responsibilities of the Adult
- Effective Communication Skills
- Giving Lessons
- “Educating for Peace”
Dates – August 13-14, 2010
Times – Friday 3:30pm – 8:30pm & Saturday 9:00am- 4:00pm
Location – Montessori Tides School, 1550 Penman Road, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Cost – $115.00
(Please make checks payable to Montessori Tides School)
(Please mail application(s) to the above address. Call Montessori Tides School at (904) 241-1139 for any questions.)