Montessori training

“What is the greatest sign of success for a teacher transformed? It is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'” -Maria Montessori

I just heard from one of our guides, who is training in Montessori adolescence in Cleveland, OH. She is working with David Kahn, one of the Montessori movement’s major thinkers on Montessori and adolescence. She wrote to me about how much she is enjoying her training, and how inspired she is to return and work with our children.

Training for Montessori is an opportunity for a person to learn not only the nuts and bolts of the method and the materials, but it is to touch the very heart of this approach to lifelong learning, and to be enlivened and inspired to create a new kind of world. It is transformational.

Each summer at Good Shepherd, someone is training somewhere, whether in New York or in Houston or in Cleveland or Columbus. Some of our faculty are training in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, either here in South Bend or in other parts of the country. The ongoing training makes our school a vibrant place for lifelong learning. New ideas are generated and shared, and the lively conversation remains at the highest possible level, challenging and encouraging.

There are many Montessori training centers, and each has its own unique character and emphasis, but at the core, the very heart of each of the training centers is a love  for the child and a clear understanding that the child represents the human potential itself. It is our gift, our privilege, and our responsibility to engage that human potential and set it free with the confidence that great things will come.

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