These workshops are suitable for parent trusts, board of trustee members, principals, teachers, parents/whānau, in fact anyone who is interested in learning about the primary aged child whether you are a Montessori parent or not.
Workshop Topics and Outline
Workshop 1 : Adaptability and the Human Tendencies
This workshop will discuss some key principles that underpin all of Montessori’s work. Principles which are common to all people, all around the world and right throughout their lives and have allowed human beings to survive and thrive in all continents of the world, and maybe soon, beyond.
Workshop 2: Planes of Development and The Characteristics of the Primary Aged Child
This workshop will look at tamariki as they move from infancy through to adulthood and the changes we can expect at each level. While we will look at the characteristics of children at each plane of development, we will look particularly closely at the characteristics of the primary child. What is it that is particular to this age group and therefore how do we cater to them specifically as a parent and educator?
Workshop 3: Cosmic Education
Cosmic Education is the curriculum offered in the primary class. What precedes it and how does that lay the foundation for what comes next, and how does it in turn lay the foundations for what comes after that? What is it, what does it involve, how is it different from what we had when we were at school, and, as it was first proposed nearly 100 years ago, how is it still relevant today?
Workshop 4: The Prepared Adult
How do we (the parent, board member, trust member, principal, teacher) prepare ourselves…. How does that change as our child moves through each plane of development? How do we prepare ourselves and what sort of environment should we provide for our tamariki. How should we interact with them if we want the best outcomes for each and every one?
Time: 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Dates: Wednesday 12, 19, 26 May and 2 June 2021
Location: Online via Zoom at your place
MANZ Member school $95
MANZ Individual member $115
Full Registration fee $155
A cancellation cost of 20% applies if a cancellation is made within 14 days of the workshop.
A cancellation cost of 50% applies if a cancellation is made within 7 days of the workshop.
Your registration fee includes access to all four workshops. ZOOM links will be emailed closer to the event.
If this sounds interesting to you, then we invite you to register today and join us for these four interactive online workshops.
Jan Gaffney is in her 30th year of working in Montessori Education. She has been an assistant, teacher and principal and has worked with children of all ages. Jan continues to advocate for the needs of children, adolescents, teachers, parents and principals. She has consulted with schools, ECE, helped establish programmes, run workshops, presented at conferences, and is now working as an advisor for the AMI 12-18 Diploma. Jan offers consulting services to teachers, principals, Boards or parents through her company https://www.montessoristrategies.com.