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  • 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.


    Jan: 11 18,  25

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

    Mar: 01, 08, 15,  22


    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

  • 5 Apr 2020 8:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For success in life depends in every case on self-confidence and the knowledge of one’s own capacity and many-sided powers of adaption. The consciousness of knowing how to make oneself useful, how to help mankind in many ways, fills the soul with noble confidence, with almost religious dignity. The feeling of independence must be bound to the power to be self-sufficient, not a vague form of liberty deducted from the help afforded by the gratuitous benevolence of others.

    Maria Montessori, From Childhood to Adolescence (Appendix A: Erdkinder)

    In this talk, we visit Montessori's guiding principles to help parents and young people navigate through the turbulent periods on the path to adulthood. Click here for more information and to register

  • 3 Apr 2020 8:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Emerging at around two years of age, the will of the child is a precious gift for the construction of harmonious society. Dr. Montessori wrote,

    “Discussions on character training usually turn upon the questions of will and obedience. These, in the minds of most people, are opposed ideas….. Under proper conditions, the will is a force, which impels activities beneficial to life....”

    Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, Ch.25 

    In this session we explore how the freedom and limits children encounter impact the development of this formative impulse.

    Click here for more information and to register

  • 30 Mar 2020 8:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “Imagination has always been given a predominant place in the psychology of childhood, and all over the world - people tell their children fairy stories, which are enjoyed immensely as if the children wanted to exercise this great gift, as imagination undoubtedly is. Yet, when all are agreed that the child loves to imagine, why do we give him only fairy tales and toys on which to practice this gift? ….We often forget that imagination is a force for the discovery of truth.”

    Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, Ch.17

    Fact, fantasy and fiction - how can parents and teachers nurture children's intellect while supporting their propensity for imaginative play?

    Click here for more information and to register.

  • 27 Mar 2020 8:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In our tiny children the evidence of a mathematical bent shows itself in many striking and spontaneous ways.

    In fact, if we showed them exactly how to do something, this precision itself seemed to hold their interest. To have a real purpose to which the action was directed, this was the first condition, but the exact way of doing it acted like a support which rendered the child stable in his efforts, and therefore brought him to make progress in his development. Order and precision, we found, were the keys to spontaneous work in the school.

    Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, Ch.17

    Information is power. This session discusses how ability, confidence and creativity flourish across all areas of development, when adults give consideration to the capacity of the child’s ‘mathematical mind’.

    Click here for more information and to register.

  • 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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