Montessori Northwest’s Director of Primary Training, Sarah Werner Andrews, will present the closing Keynote Address at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Montessori Association (PNMA) Winter Forum in Tacoma, Washington on March 8th, 2014.
Founded in 1962, PNMA is a non-profit professional organization comprised of teachers, interns, administrators, and schools with a mission to encourage, support, and advocate for excellent Montessori education.
The theme of this year’s Winter Forum is "Our Montessori Community of Practice and Advocacy." If you’re unfamiliar with that expression, ‘Communities of practice’ are defined as groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. (More on the subject here)
Sarah joins a stellar lineup of presenters including Jacqueline Cossentino and Keith Whitescarver of The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, as well as others.
"Joyful engagement" is a quality that we identify with Montessori children and is an essential component in how we approach our work. But what does this really mean, and why it is so crucial? It’s her task to help us "unpack" this idea and show how happiness, gratitude, and “friendliness with error” develop core executive functions, but also reduce stress in children’s lives and lead to greater life satisfaction for teacher and child alike
March 08, 2014, 8AM - 4PM
Geiger Montessori, 7401 South 8th St., Tacoma, WA 98465
For Registration and Schedule information, visit PNMA’s website here.