Every Children’s House Environment (what we call the classrooms for children ages 3 – 6) will inevitably include a reading corner. This cozy spot should feature a comfortable chair for the young child to settle into, adequate lighting, and a limited supply of quality picture books that will be rotated often. So long … [Read more...] about Creating a Reading Corner for your Classroom Environment (or Your Home!)
We are thrilled to introduce you to the Trainer for our 2018-2019 Daytime Primary Teacher Training Course, Shannon Helfrich! After teaching children for almost 10 years, she found her true passion in educating teachers. Shannon is a primary level trainer, lecturer, consultant and examiner for the Association Montessori … [Read more...] about Meet our Daytime Primary Trainer, Shannon Helfrich!
Elementary Assistant Training Receive a Full AMI Assistant Diploma Register Now The AMI Elementary Assistants Course gives a detailed overview of Montessori Education with concentration on the development of the 6 to 12-year old child. This 60-hour long course is a solid foundation and much needed orientation for … [Read more...] about Earn an Elementary Assistant Diploma!
One of the most profound distinctions that one will notice during their first visit to a Montessori classroom, is the role of the teacher. In fact, Montessori teachers aren’t even referred to as “teachers,” but instead prefer the term “guide.” By shifting our view of the role of the adult in company of children through … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of a Montessori Guide
The Geometry Cabinet is one of the original materials from Dr. Montessori’s first classroom, the Casa dei Bambini. It is a material that was originally developed by Dr. Seguin, a man who was a large inspiration to her work. Over time, Dr. Montessori modified the material to what the children of the last 100 years … [Read more...] about The Geometry Cabinet
Parenting With Vision Saturday, February 17 9:00am - 12:00pm Arizona Grand Resort 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy Phoenix, Arizona 85044 It has been more than a DECADE since Association Montessori Internationale has brought their national conference to Phoenix. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience an AMI … [Read more...] about Special Montessori Event for Parents!
You may have already heard, but SIMS is hoping to offer AMI Elementary (ages 6-12) training starting Fall of 2018. So much needs to happen, though, before we are approved to start the course. In order to finalize the course there must be viable demonstrated interest. This is where you come in. If you're considering … [Read more...] about AMI Elementary Training in Phoenix