This workshop provides an overview of child development theories and relates them to Dr. Montessori’s educational method. Her familiarity with the theoretical material that came before her was augmented by her own insights from her observations of children. The Montessori Method incorporates this early theoretical work and anticipates some of its later findings. This attention to the science of child development is part of what makes this teaching method so effective and contributes to its on-going longevity. After completing the lessons, workshop participants will have a better understanding of the foundations of the Montessori Method and be able to contribute to the effective running of the classroom.
Each lesson consists of a topic and a hands-on assignment in the accompanying user manual. Work through them at your own pace any time of the day or night. To maximize your learning, however, we suggest you spread out the lessons over the course of a week or more so that you can spend time focusing on your new understanding from each topic in the classroom the next day.
- Blueprint for Learning
- Nurturing Your Spirit
- Professional Development
- Course Summary and Takeaway Skills