Details on end of the course, Graduation day

In "General"  there is an updated version of the last Daily Schedule of the year.  This reflects a couple little changes: 

  • It is optional to display your Function of Word material making.  
  • Each student will return their fob sometime between 9am and noon Saturday, June 2 when you come by MNW to take home your material making and albums (and maybe show your loved ones around!)

In "General", there is a document called "Graduation Day" which gives full details related to June 2!

Posted on May 24, 2018 .

Oral Exam helps

In "Other,"  there are now some of the same documents that we shared at MNW today.  See the Exams section for "Talking Points", "Academic Conversations", and "Deliberate Practice".

Posted on May 14, 2018 .

Schedule notes, prompts for practice writing, and more

Just received word that there will be some elementary staff here 10-2 on Saturday 4/28.  You're welcome to come in if you like.  Monday, April 30 you'll want to have your Language Material Making set up on the Assistants to Infancy grown up tables.  Perhaps you'd like to come in prior to then to set yours up.

In "Other," among the exam documents, you'll see a document that you might choose to use as a way to practice writing and synthesizing ideas. I'll be putting more items up in this section, as well as on the white board and in the student reference shelves.  AMI has some specific guidelines about written exams which I've shared as well.  There's a lot of detail in them, however please rest assured that staff will orient you and guide you and you don't need to feel bogged down by the detail.

You might notice some of these documents will also have chinese on them.  This is reflective of our 2015-17 bilingual summer course.  A couple students from that course will be joining us for the remainder of the course, and these bilingual documents will be helpful for them.  I'll put some pictures up in the student lounge with the names of these 2 bilingual students and 2 other students who are joining us as well for review and exams.


Posted on April 25, 2018 .

Review questions

In "Other," there are now review questions available to help structure your review for Written Exams.  Please see today's email for more info.

Posted on April 16, 2018 .

Schedule and documents

"General" -- You already have a Daily Schedule that covers March, Spring Break, and Practice Teaching.  We've created a new schedule that gives better info for your first week back from Practice Teaching.  Please refer to this new schedule (Daily Schedule - April and May) regarding April 30 - May 25.  

"Theory" -- Documents are now available for "Preparing for the Start of School".  You now have all documents for your Theory Album.


Posted on April 10, 2018 .

Updated Field Supervisor Visit Schedule (in "Other")

A couple revisions were made to the schedule for Field Supervisor Visits.  Take a look.   While your hosts have all been notified of the visit schedule, I bet they'd appreciate a reminder a few days before the visit.  There's nothing they need to do to prepare (well, maybe a place for us to sit), but it's always nice to know if/when someone's coming to visit :)

Posted on March 29, 2018 .

Schedules - Alder and Field Supervisor Visits

In "Other", among the Observation documents there is an updated Alder Observation schedule reflecting a few changes you made.

In "Other," with the Practice Teaching documents, you will see a schedule for Field Supervisor visits.  Here's an overview of these visits: 

Field Supervisor Visit and Report:

  • Each visit consists of a half hour observation.  We ask that you conduct one group activity and one individual lesson during the visit.  It is fine if you begin one of these activities just before we arrive.


  • The Field Supervisor records a narrative summary of your activity 


  • At the end of the 30 minutes you will step outside with the Field Supervisor for a brief conversation (~10 minutes). 


  • Within a week or so, the Field Supervisor completes the report form. Corinne will place a copy in your mailbox here at MNW and the original becomes part of your MNW education record.


  • One Field Supervisor visit is scheduled for earlier in your Practice Teaching experience, another a little later in your experience.
Posted on March 28, 2018 .

Theory and Practice Teaching

In "Theory Album,"  documents are available for next week's topics of Working with Assistants, Working with Parents, and Observation - Lesson Planning - Record Keeping.

In "Other" documents are available for Practice Teaching.

Posted on March 15, 2018 .


In addition to the documents added earlier today, handouts related to the Theory Album topic "Inclusion" are now available as well.

Posted on March 13, 2018 .

Schedule for February and into March

In "General Info," there is now "Daily Schedule - February into March"

Regarding the Saturday, March 3 Job Fair -- All of us at MNW want to convey to you just how valuable a resource the MNW Job Fair is.  Not only does it provide an amazing overview of the variety and diversity found in how Montessori schools are organized, but it is also an invaluable opportunity to practice and build your networking and interviewing skills that are essential to your Montessori professional life.  Every student should plan to dress up (professional) and participate, even if you already have work lined up and/or don't think any of the schools on the list are necessarily where you'll end up working.

Posted on February 22, 2018 .

Next week and beyond

Monday 2/19 - MNW closed

Saturday 2/24 - MNW open 10am - noon for Info Session

Monday 2/26 - Imagination due, also please have the Stamp Game pieces printed in color and cut out for use in class.

We'll get a Daily Schedule to you soon for the end of February and beyond. 

Posted on February 16, 2018 .