Montessori elementary children explore the legacy and creative power of language. Montessori adults, too, can learn much from an in-depth investigation of stories and the roles they play in development and in the transmission of culture. The stories we tell the children as a framework for Cosmic Education, the stories the children tell us, in their journals and in our conferences with them, and the stories we tell each other in our class meetings or gatherings: All contribute greatly to shaping the Montessori elementary experience, and contribute to optimal development for the children.
In this weekend workshop, we will examine the Great Stories (including the Great River, from the Bergamo tradition) in terms of how they contribute to children’s intellectual and emotional well-being. Participants will also explore practical ways to start and sustain the children’s journals and individual conferences, and to help the children develop these Tools of Responsibility in accordance with their growing independence and self-awareness. The workshop will conclude with a focus on how to implement a developmentally appropriate class meeting that meets the children’s social needs and empowers them as citizens in the “practice society” of the Montessori elementary community.
Elementary Teachers and Assistants
Friday, October 10, 2014 6-9PM
Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:30AM-4PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014 9AM-12PM
$250 Early Bird Discount (before Sept 26th) / $285 full price (On or After Sept 26th)
10% discount for schools registering 3 or more attendees - Lunch included
REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8
Continuing Education Units
This workshop earns both Oregon Registry and Washington STARS/MERIT credits.