My name is Alyssa Zander, and it is a pleasure to share with you all my personal experience and growth that took place during my first year in the classroom. I graduated from SIMS in June 2017 and finished my Master’s through Loyola the following month. After completing my training, I moved back to Bend, Oregon, my … [Read more...] about Reflection of My First Year in the Classroom
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
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
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
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!