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FOUR-DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP

A Survival Guide:

How to Start a Montessori Class

a practical training program for Montessori 3-6 guides

with Karen Pearce

2022

JULY 1

5:30 - 9:30 PM CEST (GMT+2)

JULY 8

5:30 - 9:30 PM CEST (GMT+2)

JULY 22

5:30 - 9:30 PM CEST (GMT+2)

JULY 29

5:30 - 9:30 PM CEST (GMT+2)

Close your eyes and imagine the start of the new school year.

What do you feel? Mixed emotions?

Are you looking forward to seeing your children again?

Are you concerned about new children settling in?

Are you worried about training new colleagues?

How could we ease this settling in period?

Join a training program with Karen Pearce!

Experienced Mentor of Montessori Guides

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The program is created and designed for Montessori trained 3-6 guides who wish to deepen their knowledge and develop their Montessori Children’s House practice.

 

Karen Pearce will share with you a six-week developmental program for the beginning of the school year that she created during her classroom years together with an AMI 3-6 trainer Hilla Patell.

The program consists of teaching strategies, techniques and a clear structure that needs to be implemented over the first six weeks at the start of the school year. It provides a firm foundation for each child and the classroom community as a whole.

It will serve as a reassurance to you in knowing what to do at the wake of a new school year truly supporting and easing your first six weeks in the Children’s House year.

6-week plan

start the school year with a ready-made schedule

techniques

put pedagogical principles into the practice

strategies

get the support and advice you need

recordings

watch the sessions you have missed

JULY 1

5:20 PM CEST

Technical check-in

5:30 PM CEST

Part 1

How to Get Prepared for the Upcoming School Year

The workshop will start with a reflection upon the goals of the team at the start of the school year. What are our responsibilities and roles and why are they important? What are the long term goals for the children and where do we see the children being by half term? It’s a reflective process that requires the guide to ask some questions of themselves and of their team.

7:00 PM CEST

Break

7:30 PM CEST

Part 2

The Timetable of the First Six Weeks

During this session participants will obtain a detailed breakdown of the schedule scaffolded with the role of the adult that needs to be implemented over the first six weeks at the start of the school year. Finally, conditions that need to be in place to enable the children to gain a sense of knowing what their freedoms are and how they can act with knowledge and responsibility within the Children’s House community will be discussed.

9:00 PM CEST

Q&A

JULY 8

5:20 PM CEST

Technical check-in

5:30 PM CEST

Part 3

The Art of Taking a Group

How do we introduce the collective stage, as Montessori referred to it? What is going to call the child to engage and develop both themselves and that of social cohesion? How do we support the strengthening of the two psychological legs? This session will provide many teaching strategies to support the guide at the start of the year. As a practical tool to use in the classroom the workshop participants will receive a list of fun response games.

7:00 PM CEST

Break

7:30 PM CEST

Part 4

Walking on the Line

Is it possible to move our society to the place of internal peace? During this session an experiment will be offered - walking on the line every day. Simple techniques will be provided that support both social collaboration and that of the self.

9:00 PM CEST

Q&A

JULY 22

5:20 PM CEST

Technical check-in

5:30 PM CEST

Part 5

Key Developmental Principles

What is attention and what does it require of the human being to give one's attention? How does an understanding of attention impact upon the teaching strategies and role of the guide? During this session participants will be invited to reflect upon the influence of the key developmental principles on the work with children through real life experience.

7:00 PM CEST

Break

7:30 PM CEST

Part 6

Attention and Concentration

This session will be devoted to going back to Montessori first principles. What do we see in the child? How do we observe the manifestation of attention and how does this influence the conditions and response of the adult? Participants will be encouraged to follow Dr. Montessori's 12 point plan.

9:00 PM CEST

Q&A

JULY 29

5:20 PM CEST

Technical check-in

5:30 PM CEST

Part 7

The Development of Choice

On the last day of the workshop participants will reflect upon the types of choices that a human being makes. What is it that makes a conscious choice? How do we support choice making in the Children’s House? What is the role and responsibility of the adult?

7:00 PM CEST

Break

7:30 PM CEST

Part 8

The Presentation

The workshop will end with looking at the importance of presentation. Participants will be guided to think about the value and significance of points of consciousness in supporting the development of concentration. Why do we offer points of consciousness? What implications does it have on the child in relation to the strengthening of the will, the lengthening of concentration and the development of character?

9:00 PM CEST

Q&A

You will leave with a deeper appreciation of the theoretical principles and lots of techniques and strategies that can be applied at the beginning of the school year.

It will change your life!

PRICE

LAST CALL
168 EUR
per person
Recordings are included in the price! Watch them until October 31, 2022.

REGISTER NOW!

This workshop is starting in:

LANGUAGE

  • English
  • Interpretation: Czech

ONLINE ON ZOOM

  • Certificate of attendance issued by Montessori Institute Prague
  • Accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic

RECORDINGS

  • In English, Czech
  • Available until October 31, 2022

Feedback from participants of  "How to Start a Montessori Class" (2021)

Karen is a great speaker who has her huge theoretical knowledge blended into rich practical life experiences, and she knows how to deliver that to the audience.
I liked Karen sharing her real life experiences with us as it was easy for me to relate and understand the situations.
Karen Pearce means a guarantee of quality to me and the way she works is giving me guidance.

Hello, I'm Karen Pearce

I am a Director of Pedagogy at The Montessori Place in Brighton, UK, where I mentor the Children's House guides. I have 30 years of Children's House experience and I lecture and run workshops across Europe. I also support Montessori graduates in a post-diploma course on the science of observing children organised by Maria Montessori Institute London.

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