We are so very happy to announce that our two dedicated Primary Trainers in Training have been granted the status of Auxiliary Trainer by AMI. Congratulations to Tiffany Liddell and Meg Trezise! The Training of Trainers program requires a commitment of 3 years. Tiffany and Meg have spent the last two years working … [Read more...] about New Auxiliary Trainers!
Have you ever wondered what “Going Out” means in the Montessori Elementary environment? Many people believe that this term is synonymous with field trips. Let’s start by defining both in Montessori terms. A field trip is an outing taken with the entire class. It is usually to an exhibit, show, or special … [Read more...] about Going Out with the Elementary Child
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 be adult’s “little helpers” and carry out tasks they see adults doing. The Montessori classroom responds to this desire by offering the child opportunities to … [Read more...] about Material Spotlight: Washing a Table
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, collaborating, thinking, learning, questioning, imagining, and following their passions? Yes! That IS what we want, an environment where our students are … [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 HERE This 60 hours assistant's course is a dynamic introduction to Montessori philosophy and will provide tools to support and understand the … [Read more...] about Assistants to Infancy (0-3 years) Assistant Training
Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm $45 - Early Registration *$50 Beginning August 1st Register HERE Exposing children to a different language during the first six years of life gives them the keys to open doors to new experiences, cultures, and the expansion of their horizons. In this three hour … [Read more...] about Bilingual Child Workshop
I know that all of my amazing cohorts will agree that we have gone through a significant change. It is through intense dedication, hard work, sincere sacrifice and financial investment, that we have made it to this point. This is the time for me to represent my class, the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies … [Read more...] about On Graduation Day: Comments from a 2018 SIMS Graduate
Boy tracing sand paper letters, Germany 1950. Photo courtesy of http://vsamerica.com/montessori Way back, in the beginnings of the first Montessori school, the Casa Dei Bambini, Dr. Montessori had no intention of teaching the children to read or to write. Children were not typically taught these skills until they were … [Read more...] about Material Spotlight: Sandpaper Letters