Spotlight Presentation: Reflections on the Challenges of Montessori Teacher Training
Friday, March 05 | 03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Have we been allowing a focus on Montessori materials and albums in our training to derail us from the critical work of examining the spiritual aspects of Montessori? Do we sufficiently address the key elements of Cosmic Education, and why they are important? Do we help our adult learners to discover not only the “what” of the Montessori pedagogy, but also the “why” and the “how”? This workshop will consider approaches taken in Montessori teacher training and offer perspectives on what is actually most important in the preparation of teachers for the Montessori classroom of today.
Barbara Isaacs, MA, is president of Montessori Europe (United Kingdom) and author of the books Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice and Understanding the Montessori Approach. She holds Montessori credentials from Montessori St. Nicholas (Birth – 7 and Primary).