“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. The course covers specific steps that must be undertaken in preparation for a new school year.
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:
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 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.