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

This online course is designed to help teachers understand the exact mechanics that lay the foundation for a successful, child-directed Montessori classroom. Covering 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!

6 Modules

  1. Setting the Stage of the Prepared Environment
  2. The Significance of Orientation
  3. Planning Orientation
  4. The Transition from Orientation to Normalization
  5. Positive Redirection
  6. Read, Sign and Enchant
Advance your teaching practice with this 100% online course geared towards Early Childhood Teachers (Casa – 3 to 6 years of age) who want to integrate core Montessori principles into their classroom management strategies. 

Course Details

Start Date: August 11, 2022

End Date: September 22, 2022

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

Course Hours: 15 hours

Virtual Meeting Dates: Every Thursday evening from August 18 to September 22, 2022 (8:00pm – 9:30pm EST)

  • August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22

Recommended Reading: The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori

Any questions or further information, please contact the Registrar at registrar@mtcedu.com

Who is this course for?

Are you…

– Just getting started on your Montessori journey?

– A fully trained Montessori guide who is struggling to achieve the results that Dr. Montessori described so eloquently?

– 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 a failure?

– Watching experienced guides at work, but can’t quite figure out how to achieve beautiful, normalized classrooms like them?

– Feeling anxious, uncertain or overwhelmed by the prospect of September?

If you can related to any of these scenarios, then this course is for you!

What is the format of this course?

This certificate course is 100% online and consists of 15 online hours over 6 weeks

– 6 video lectures (asynchronous self-study)

– 6 weekly group discussions (synchronous live meetings on Thursdays)

The online video lectures will be made available to you on a week-by-week basis. Content will be discussed in more detail through the interactive Thursday evening weekly meetings led by Mary Flewelling-Pinchen, which will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Weekly Meetings will take place using Google Meet or Zoom

Course Fees

Strategies for September, Normalization by October: $195.00

Please note that the course fees are non-refundable.

How to Register

Please visit here to sign up and pay for the 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 teachers in Vietnam and the Philippines. Mary has also provided many educational seminars at schools and conferences across Canada.

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.

Instructor: Mary Flewelling-Pinchen, A.M.I. Primary Guide, Author, Lecturer & Consultant