This workshop instructs the learner in the child and brain development science that underlies the Montessori method of instruction. It 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 in the workshop 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.
Watch the preview to get a glimpse of the course content and see the list of topics covered below.
- Blueprint for Learning
- Developmental Theorists
- Brain Development
- Research to Practice
- Course Summary and Takeaway Skills
Total Video Run Time: 46m 38s
Here are the items you will need to take the workshop:
- A Device (computer, tablet or smart phone) with up-to-date browser software
- An Internet connection that can support watching videos (for example YouTube)
- Speakers or headphones
- The ability to download & print a .pdf workbook
(A link is available in your purchase confirmation email or in the first lesson)
- Downloaded .pdf files of additional course worksheets (printed out is helpful but not essential)