Have you noticed that young children often want to help with daily chores such as washing the dishes or wiping the table? Children have a natural desire to … Read More about Material Spotlight: Washing a Table
About Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies
SIMS offers the internationally-recognized gold standard in Montessori teacher training from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Your SIMS trainers are highly knowledgable, passionate about montessori, supportive, and approachable.
SIMS training is well-organized and well-integrated into Phoenix's robust community of experienced Montessori practitioners. Phoenix offers great weather, a low cost of living, and down-to-earth culture in a thriving city. Join us! We'd love to help you gain the professional confidence and expertise that comes along with your highly-respected AMI diploma.
I have not only learned about the Montessori Method; I have learned a new way of being. I have had the opportunity and support to transform myself into being a guide for children, and a new person as a whole.
This has been a most rewarding and inspiring training…I feel that I am coming out of this training transformed and tooled up to face the challenge of a peaceful early education in the 21st century.
The things I’ve learned have been explained in such a simple and clear way. I’ve learned not only about presentations but about the children and myself…it’s a great, encouraging, and uplifting community.
This training is excellent! Not [having been] in the Montessori environment before, I learned a lot. I would feel comfortable being in front of a classroom and giving lessons now.
One of my favorite things about my time at SIMS is that the people we’ve worked with have become a family. I enjoyed working in an environment where we help each other become better, and we support each other in hard times.
The Montessori approach is effective and joyful, and backed by a significant and ever-growing body of research.
Don’t we all want a dynamic classroom environment in which there is a great variety of work going on? Where the children are creating, researching, building, … Read More about Big Work in the Elementary Classroom: Creating a Culture of Beautiful Work
Dates: January 14th - February 1st, 2019 Schedule: Monday - Friday (One Saturday in the 2nd week for MLK Day) Hours: 2:00pm - 7:00pm Tuition: $750 REGISTER … Read More about Assistants to Infancy (0-3 years) Assistant Training