We are very fortunate that Leena Savolainen is returning from Australia to follow on from her workshop she facilitated last year for us.. We are hopeful that this workshop will be able to go ahead!
This is a workshop that is designed for both parents and teachers – for anyone that would like to fuel a connection with tamariki.
Supportive relationships are the foundation of emotional wellbeing and trust, which ultimately contribute to learning and growth. During this workshop we will consider practical ways to support the development of emotional resilience in tamariki and explore how to support parents/whānau in the early years.
Beginning with a simple yet powerful study of brain science, Leena will describe current best practices to support children and families with challenging behaviour. This workshop aligns with Dr. Montessori’s stated penultimate aim for education – Peace.
“Education is indispensable not to foster material progress but to save humanity, and all our efforts must be directed toward helping the inner man form himself rather than fighting against the outer world.” Education and Peace, p. 99
Date: Saturday 31 October 2020
Time: 9-4 pm
Location: Auckland – St Johns Montessori, 75 Merton Road, St Johns, Auckland 1072.
Food: To enable us to keep the price of this workshop as low as possible we ask you to bring your own lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided along with tea and coffee.
MANZ Member school staff $145
Individual member $185
Full registration $285
Registration includes morning tea and afternoon tea. Please bring your own lunch.
Facilitator: Leena Savolainen
Leena Savolainen has been part of the ISMS community since 2003 when her eldest daughter began preschool. Over the years her enthusiasm for the Montessori approach to education has grown as she has witnessed the benefits for her own children and countless other families.
Leena was inspired to become an AMI trained 0 – 3 educator as she believes that the relationships and experiences in early childhood lay the foundation for the adult we become.
She has a background in counselling, public health, adult education, biology, and science communication. She has worked in educational settings in a variety of contexts for over 25 years. Leena is passionate about her role in supporting parents and their children in Montessori environments. In addition to her formal training, Leena is a mother of four children: two daughters and two sons from 9 to 20 years of age.