March 28, 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost – $40* Childhood Trauma Research indicates that early childhood trauma can have prolonged effects on children … Read More about Workshop – Childhood Trauma
Announcing Heartwood Montessori
A Montessori lab school housed on the SIMS campus in Mesa, AZ. Heartwood is a nonprofit private Montessori school providing access to all families seeking an authentic AMI Montessori program.Learn More
Selections from the documentary film Inside Montessori
March 7, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost – Free! Workshop - Retention, Retention, Retention! Few things are as frustrating for a teacher as losing a … Read More about Workshop – Retention, Retention, Retention!
February 8, 2020, 9 am - 11:30 am Cost – $30 Food as an Educational Tool Food and food preparation provide valuable opportunities for educating … Read More about Workshop – Food as an Educational Tool
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.
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.
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