Strategies for September, Normalization by October

Professional Development Courses

Strategies for September, Normalization by October

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.‘” Dr. Maria Montessori

Online

Scheduled Course (following a set schedule)

Access for 6 weeks

FREE digital copy of At Home in the Montessori Children’s House (Volume 1) – $30 value

Course Hours: 15 hours

6 Modules including:

– Lessons and Learning Resources

– Recommended Readings

– Reflective Journaling Prompts

– Weekly Meetings via Zoom

Course Overview

This online course is designed to help teachers understand the exact mechanics that lay the foundation for a successful, child-directed Montessori classroom. The course covers specific steps that must be undertaken in preparation for a new school year.

Purpose

As each new school year approaches, many teachers wonder if their preparations are sufficient to ensure a successful Montessori experience for their students. This online course is designed to help teachers understand the exact mechanics that lay the foundation for a successful, child-directed Montessori classroom. The course includes discussions about the mechanics and specific steps that must be undertaken in preparation for a new school year. Strategies that support the development of normalization during the early weeks of a new school year will also be examined in detail. If you feel uncertain, anxious or overwhelmed by the prospect of September, this course is for you! Modules cover the following topics:

  • Setting the Stage of the Prepared Environment
  • The Significance of Orientation
  • Planning Orientation
  • The Transition from Orientation to Normalization
  • Positive Redirection
  • Read, Sing and Enchant

Who is this course for?

This course is best for those who are:

  • Early Childhood Teachers (Casa – 3 to 6 year olds)
  • Feeling anxious, uncertain or overwhelmed by the prospect of September
  • Having trouble figuring out how to achieve a beautiful, normalized classroom
  • Finding that the children in your classroom are often unsettled, unruly, aimless or misguided
  • Finding that the Montessori techniques you have tried are just not working, making you feel like you are failing the children
  • Recently trained Montessori guide who is struggling to achieve the results that Dr. Montessori described so eloquently

What is the format of this course?

This certificate course is 100% online and consists of 15 online hours. 

When are the weekly meetings?

The weekly meetings will happen on a weekday evening. The time will be set closer to the start date of the course.

What are the course fees?

Strategies for September, Normalization by October: $195.00

Please note that the course fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be credited towards any other course.

Introduction to Mary Flewelling-Pinchen

Mary earned her A.M.I. primary diploma under the direction of Renilde Montessori and has over 40 years classroom experience guiding children at Montessori schools in Ontario.

Between 2006–2013, Mary acted as the Program Director for the Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers. Other highlights in her career include attending two A.M.I. congresses, establishing a new Montessori primary classroom in Chengdu, China and training prospective Montessori teachers in Vietnam and the Philippines. Mary has also provided many educational seminars at schools and conferences across Canada and was the lead Montessori Guide at Dundas Valley Montessori School for over 5 years.

Mary is the author of At Home in the Montessori Children’s House – Volume 1 and Volume 2 (third volume is currently underway).

Mary supports educators, parents and the Montessori community at large in their transformative work with children. Upon completing the Training of Trainers program, Mary joined the faculty at Montessori Teachers College and has been a key contributor in the development and broadening of the Early Childhood program.