The real preparation for education is the study of one’s self. The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit.Montessori, M. The Absorbent Mind
Montessori was a pioneer, not afraid to observe, reflect and adjust. Join us as we come together to consider how the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy can serve the child in the changing and challenging times we find ourselves in today.
In our monthly webinars, we reflect on our practice and, by means of provocations shared beforehand, challenge ourselves to consider how, and in what form, the essence of Montessori can be preserved and stay relevant for our children growing up in the 21st Century.
Tuesday 27 April, 2021, 7 pm (BST) – Characteristics of Effective Learning
This webinar will explore the Characteristics of Effective Learning and Teaching as a tool for teachers to get to know children’s interests and to help them plan activities which will not only engage and involve individual children but will also offer possibilities for extending their problem solving skills, critical thinking and creativity.
Tuesday 8 June, 2021, 7 pm (BST) – Imagination and Creativity in the Montessori Setting
Imagination and creativity are considered by Montessori to be the unique gifts of the human species. This webinar will explore the nature and roots of our creativity and will focus on practical ways of nurturing and supporting children’s interest in experiences as they naturally unfold in children’s play and interests.