From the Dean’s Desk

News from the Dean’s Desk at

Montessori Teachers College on November 11, 2013


  •       Remembrance Day

Mr. Ken Maslen, a WWII Veteran, visited Bannockburn School today to share some of his memories with the children and staff.  I was honoured to be present at this very moving ceremony when the children’s brass band played Last Post, followed by a Minute of Silence.  The children recited and sang In Flanders Field.  Poems by Kohimo and Laurence Binyon were followed by a presentation to Mr. Maslen of a Poppy Wreath made by one of the Casa classes.


  •       Happy Event

We were delighted to welcome Tasha Wynter and her husband Sherwin when they visited  with their new baby, Willow.  See beautiful picture below.  We look forward to meeting Willow regularly!

Tasha, Sherwin and Willow

Tasha, Sherwin and Willow


  •        Professional Education

There continues to be is great interest in our next Professional Education Workshop:

Topic:  Autism: A Montessori Approach presented by Michelle Lane-Barmapov.

Do reserve your place soon by contacting Debbie Couture at 416 640 1565 to register; alternatively, you can download the Registration Form from our website:

NB:    Michelle will have copies of her book: Autism: A Montessori Approach  for sale at $12 per book . 


  •        2014 Courses 

The following MTC courses commence in January 2014:

Elementary Part 1 (commences with on-line module)

Infant Toddler

Introduction to Montessori philosophy and materials for Assistants

Later in Spring 2014 MTC will offer an enriched review course for those who have already taken the Assistants’ course.

 Montessori Method for Dementia:

Two Day Workshops:   Debbie Couture, Director of Training for this programme will teach at Montessori for Seniors, 16 Coldwater Rd. North York, ON on the following dates:

                        December 9 & 10

To register:     Registration forms available on MTC website.  You can also contact

Debbie Couture at MTC:  416 640 1565

  • Until next week…..