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
If you are passionate about Montessori teaching and want to pursue your AMI Montessori Teaching Diploma but don't currently hold a Bachelor's degree, we have a great opportunity for you! The Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies (SIMS) is excited to be partnering with the University of Mary to offer a dual … [Read more...] about Earn Undergraduate Credit for Primary Montessori Teacher Training
As I travel all over the world, I am always amazed at how much children the world over seem so much the same. They might be Thai, Chinese, Australian, or Dutch. They might look different on the surface, but underneath they are all the same. I see children during lunch/recess in Thailand, running, jumping, chasing and … [Read more...] about Montessori Theory: The Sensitive Period for Movement
We are so pleased to welcome Gaby Lopez to our training team here at SIMS. Gaby will be leading the very first Elementary Training course ever to be offered in Arizona! In this blog entry, Gaby introduces herself to you. There are events in life that have the power to change your life forever. I began to … [Read more...] about Meet Elementary Trainer: Gaby Lopez
The long awaiting AMI Elementary Training, for ages 6-12, is NOW Available as a 3-Semester Evening Course for the 2018-2019 Academic year! Apply for Elementary Training Now Course at a Glance Trainer Gaby Lopez is an AMI trainer at the elementary level. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology, a … [Read more...] about AMI Elementary Training is Finally Available in Phoenix!
Maria Montessori was revolutionary as one of the only women to overcome the gendered limitations of her time and develop her own pedagogy. It is my belief that the education methodology that Montessori developed helps each child to reach her or his potential. By providing a safe, nurturing, and developmentally … [Read more...] about SIMS Applicant Personal Essay by Audrey Roodvoets