“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.
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!
September 2023 offerings are now full and in session.
The course will be available again in August 2024. Registrations will open in June 2024.
Includes FREE digital copy of At Home in the Montessori Children’s House (Volume 1)! ($30 value!)
Course Hours: 15 hours
Virtual Meeting Time:
Recommended Reading: The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori*Please note that dates may be subject to change
– 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!
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
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 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.