Among many other things I have learned to create better transitions, set intentions and express gratitude with my students, create the opportunity for reflection and silence, make food preparation a consistent part of the program, and to make the space for students to lead and own the program.
I can now contribute to Montessori’s vision of learning because when “It can unite and nourish life, it becomes a brilliant and living thing” and I am a part of that living thing.
Wow! The word training is conspicuously inadequate to describe the experience I just went through.
I already have my master’s degree, so I wasn’t sure how much I could gain from another teacher education program. I have been surprised and delighted by the depth and quality of what I have been offered.
I was known as a successful, experienced traditional teacher — I didn’t know what I didn’t know! Honestly, I finally understand how to really work with the adolescent, create community, inspire my students, and create differentiated curriculum.
I have a Montessori upper level credential and one of the great parts of this program for me has been learning what cosmic education for the adolescent can look like. I’m glad it doesn’t end at age 12!