MNW welcomes Ieda Torres Holyoak as a guest blogger and lecturer! We were delighted that she could present this year's “Thank you Workshop” for guides and administrators that offered to host our 2016-17 Teachers in Training!
During the Primary training at MNW, the students read a prepared text on a theory topic before it is presented in class. Trainers lecture on the theory topic, and then the students get into small groups for discussion or a related project.
Reflecting on my experiences as a Montessori practitioner as well as a consultant, I am always amazed at the various ways the Prepared Environment supports creative expression.
Recently, the Primary students at MNW explored how the child in the Casa is introduced to the symbols for the sounds of our English language. As part of their exploration of the Sandpaper Letters
Our Primary Teachers in Training here in Portland set up a wonderful display today of Practical Life and Sensorial Materials created for a portion of their Material Making Requirement. I found this course’s set of materials particularly jubilant and inventive. Simple everyday items like...