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  • 20 Apr 2020 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Understanding the Four Planes of Development and how they manifest, enables planning for optimal development. Preparation of the environment and subsequent observation of behaviour within it, may only be truly effective if there is knowledge of the universal path that human development takes.

    Dr. Montessori’s theories on human development are intriguing and still progressive in the field of education. If you have been promising yourself a deeper dive into these revelations, now is your chance.

    This monthly series of online workshops are hosted by AMI trainer, Cheryl Ferreira. The 45-minute sessions of exploration and discovery will enrich classroom application. Although aimed at Montessori teachers and assistants, everyone interested in a richer understanding of Dr. Montessori’s writings is welcome.


    Sessions take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 4.30pm and each is independent - attend all or just one. 


    The workshops are free for Montessori Society AMI UK members and £10 per session for non-members. Not a member? Join here



  • 18 Apr 2020 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. From this almost mystic affirmation there comes what may seem a strange conclusion: that education must start from birth. Strange, because, how, in a practical sense, can we educate a newborn babe, or even an infant during the first two years of his life? What lessons shall we give to this tiny being who understands nothing of what we say, and cannot even move his limbs?

    Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind


    Sessions take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 4.30pm and each is independent - attend all or just one. 


    The workshops are free for Montessori Society AMI UK members and £10 per session for non-members. Not a member? Join here


  • 15 Apr 2020 9:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    "We can imagine an adult society organized as a constructive society on the same lines as the children’s – that is, along the lines of this naturally cohesive society. Attachment to other people is the first stage, bringing men to work together towards a common goal."

    Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures 


    This professional development course focuses on the needs of adults working in Montessori schools. The sessions will create new coaches and strengthen existing ones by providing systems for reflective child-centred practice, that supports the growth and development of adults.

    Montessori Coaching:

    • Provides the materials and builds the skills to create a strong and cohesive staff team

    • Facilitates in-service learning and professional development

    • Cultivates a consistently optimal environment for the benefit of children and adults

    The course runs over ten sessions on Mondays 7pm - 9pm, beginning 11th January 2021.

    DATES

    Jan: 11 18,  25

    Feb: 01,  08 22  (no session 15 Feb)

    Mar: 01, 08, 15,  22

    REGISTER HERE

    Discounts available for Early Bird registrations

  • 13 Apr 2020 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    These periods correspond to special sensibilities to be found in creatures in process of development; they are transitory and confined to the acquisition of a determined characteristic. 

    Growth is thus not something vague, an inexorable innate heredity, but a labor guided meticulously by transitory instincts which bring an urge to determined activities.

    Maria Montessori, Ch.3 The Secret of Childhood 


    Sessions take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 4.30pm and each is independent - attend all or just one. 

    The workshops are free for Montessori Society AMI UK members and £10 per session for non-members. Not a member? Join here


  • 11 Apr 2020 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Why does a leader become a leader? Because by the ideologies he expounds, he becomes the point of crystallization of some vague feeling that many (who later become the followers) have within them, but of which they are not clearly conscious. When someone appears stating clearly that which gives an answer to their feelings, he becomes a leader. Once he has become a leader and he has aroused confidence and enthusiasm, he may be followed even to disaster if the followers have not got a basis in reality. This is what Dr. Montessori meant when she said, 'We must help the child after six to fulfil his tendencies. They now urge him to understand no longer, as previously, only the immediate environment, but also that which is not accessible to his sensorial exploration'.

    Mario M. Montessori, The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education


    Sessions take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 4.30pm and each is independent - attend all or just one. 


    The workshops are free for Montessori Society AMI UK members and £10 per session for non-members. Not a member? Join here



  • 9 Jan 2020 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Maria Montessori Institute (MMI) is a registered charity which promotes the authentic educational approach first developed by Maria Montessori.

    This is achieved by providing:

    1. AMI teaching training for age levels 0-3 years, 3-6 years and 6-12 years
    2. A school located at several sites serving children from 2 to 12 years
    3. Short courses and workshops aimed at parents and anyone interested in supporting the lives of children
    4. Promotion and support of outreach projects underpinned by Montessori principles

    Visit the MMI website for more information.










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