Material Making

“The teacher’s first duty is to watch over the environment, and this takes precedence over all the rest.  Its influence is indirect, but unless it is well done there will be no effective and permanent results of any kind; physical, intellectual or spiritual.”                                          Dr. Maria Montessori

Have you struggled with color-coding? Keeping the environment simple yet unique? or making packets, envelopes, and trays that fit properly and look great? This workshop is for teachers working with children birth to six years and will teach new techniques to incorporate in your classroom materials right away. Each week you will receive access to new lessons, tutorials, and follow-along-DIY projects. Your access will never expire so come back anytime to refresh your skills.

Included in this six week course:

Module 1: The Prepared Environment: Learn to use Dr. Montessori’s principles for preparing an environment for learning and principles of design  together to create your optimal classroom.

Module 2: Enhance Don’t Distract: Learn the art of color-coding, building the perfect activities, and finding just the right piece. Learn where to look and how to determine if your activity will ‘call’ to the children.

Module 3: Making Card Material: Where to find photos, choosing fonts, formatting to create consistency, using online creative programs, and mounting and laminating techniques.

Module 4: Working with Paper: Learn all the ways we can use paper to make beautiful and durable materials; techniques and applications

Module 5: Working with Fabric: Learn about its many uses and techniques for machine and hand sewing.

Module 6: Repairs and Maintenance; Learn to keep your classroom in good repair and insure your materials last, where and when to find deals, coupons, and sales to stay budget friendly.

The purchase of this course includes materials lists, written instructions, and patterns. Access to the tutorials never expires so follow along as many times as you like.

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Montessori Nanny

Parents, are you interested in helping your Nanny learn more about how to support your children at home? Do you want the Montessori philosophy to be more present in your home?

Nannies, do you work for a family who incorporates Montessori philosophy in the work you do with their children?

This four-week course is for caregivers and educators looking to understand Montessori and use the philosophy in their work with children and families. If you are working with children from birth to six years, this course will help you implement Montessori in your daily interactions, activities, and home organization.

In this information-packed, four-week class your Montessori trained instructor will share techniques to support growing independence, creative thinking, and natural explorations for the children in your care. You will receive weekly access to new lectures, lessons and assignments.

Topics include:

Module 1: Montessori principles and the child’s point of view

Module 2: The child’s work; how to support the development of concentration, independence, and collaborative work 

Module 3: Setting limits and inspiring inner discipline

Module 4: Systems and organization; Preparing and maintaining Montessori in the home

The purchase of this course includes an interactive workbook which includes practice activities and checklists. Your purchase allows you to follow the modules at your own pace and you have six months of access to your lessons, so come back and review whenever you like.

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