Early Childhood Montessori Assistant Training Course

How to Become a High Performance Montessori Assistant

This course has been used in over 800 Montessori schools to train assistants.

What you’ll learn

  • The role of observation in Montessori education.
  • The role of the assistant in maintaining the classroom environment.
  • The importance of not interrupting the teacher or the students while they are working.
  • The basic elements of a Montessori education – Self Paced Learning, Multiage Classrooms, Encouraging Independence, Self Paced/Self Initiated Learning.

Course Content

  • Overview of Early Childhood Montessori –> 6 lectures • 12min.
  • Learning to Be a High Performance Montessori Assistant –> 7 lectures • 26min.

Early Childhood Montessori Assistant Training Course

Requirements

This course has been used in over 800 Montessori schools to train assistants.

Every Montessori teacher needs a trained assistant to manage her classroom. However, to be a successful assistant, you need to have a good understanding of Montessori philosophy. In a Montessori classroom, students should not be disturbed when they are engaged in their work. Montessori students should be encouraged to be independent in all aspects of self-care. A Montessori teacher should not be interrupted during a materials presentation. Montessori classrooms are beautiful, with well maintained materials. A good assistant ensures that the classroom is always beautiful.

A Montessori assistant has many responsibilities including: Keeping the classroom neat and well supplied, monitoring the classroom noise level, taking care of individual student needs, and managing classroom conflicts, greeting students and parents as the day begins, helping students to prepare to go home at the end of the day, and ensuring safety on the playground.

In this program, you will learn how to achieve all these objectives as well as gain a general understanding of Montessori philosophy and how a Montessori class functions.

Produced by Educational Video Publishing – a leader in Montessori video production since 1994. Directed by Paulyne Holten-Sinder, former President of the American Montessori Society.

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