Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Surat
- THEORY SESSIONS
- PRACTICAL SESSIONS
- ALBUM MAKING
Courses Founder (DR. MARIA MONTESSORI)
Dr. Maria Montessori became the first woman doctor of Italy in the year 1896.She opted out of her profession only because she was highly intrigued with trying to “educate the mentally challenged”.She studied the works of Jean Itard and Edouard Sequin which led her to believe that children could be educated through their senses. After extensive research and study of the human mind she gave up her job as a doctor and opened the fist ever school for children named “Casa dei Bambini” meaning Children’s house in Rome.She developed her own system of education and designed her own materials which was a breakthrough in the education system at that time. She travelled to USA, Europe and India and established several Montessori schools and also conducted a series of teacher-training Courses.
More emphasis on cognitive and social development.
- Teacher’s role is unobtrusive, child is more active.
- Child spots his own errors as the material is self-corrective.
- Child gains internal self-discipline.
- Children become more independent and their education is not limited only to books.
MAIN AREAS OF MONTESSORI
- PRACTICAL LIFE
Practical life Exercies:
The Practical Life Area is the base of the Montessori Method, the materials are related with real life activities like pouring, twisting, squeezing, caring of oneself, caring for environment and food preparation. These activities are chosen to develop the child’s manual skills. The more delicate the work, the more care and attention it needs of an intelligent mind to guide it. The child’s intelligence can develop to a certain level without the help of his hand, but if it develops with his hand, then the level it reaches is higher and the child’s character is stronger.
- Pouring solids/liquids
- Care of self
- Care of the environment
- Grace & courtesy exercises
- Walking on the
The fact that practically all the sensorial exercises are accompanied by movements shows that kinesthetic perceptions have a prominent role even at a very early age. This is why we have made extensive use of the stereognostic sense in our method of education. The Trinomial Cube gives the child a visual image of algebraic concepts. The Red Rods, the Pink Tower and the Brown Stairs build the muscular memory and improve the ability to make visual distinction and develop memory and reasoning power. Minds trained on these basic physical concepts help the child prepare for mathematics. The Knobbed Cylinders build the ability to observe and make distinctions; the child’s reasoning power is stimulated through noticing and correcting errors. The thumb and fingers that will be used for writing are also being strengthened as he grasps each cylinder by the knob. The Auditory Sense Materials introduce the children to the beauty and variety of sounds in their environment. We have the Sound Basket, Sound / No Sound, and the Sound Cylinders. The Tactile Sense Materials introduce the children to the variety of textures in the environment. There are the Basket of Rough and Smooth Objects, Touch Boards, Touch Tablets and Fabric Box #1 & Box #2. The Baric Sense Materials to introduce the children to realize the heavy and light in their surroundings. There are the Basket of Heavy and Light Objects and the Baric Tablets. The Thermic Sense Materials introduce the kids to hot and cold. There are the Thermic Bottles and the Thermic Tablets. The Olfactory Sense we have the Smelling Cylinders and the Gustatory Sense introduce the children to different taste of food. Most important of all are The Sense of Wonder and the Sense of Self to foster confidence and self-respect in the children and everyone else in the environment, to teach the children there are endless discoveries in the world.
- Focuses on refining the child’s senses throughdifferent sensorial activities.
- Pink Tower
- Color tablets
- Touch boards
- Red Rods
- Knobbed Cylinders
- Smelling bottles
- Tasting bottles etc.
Matching Cards with Objects is one of the steps to start observing words as a step towards reading. The Metal Insets help the child trained to interpret the outlines of the drawn figures with his eye and his hand is prepared for drawing them through the motions made by his fingers in tracing their outlines. When a teacher has a child see and touch the letters of the alphabet, three sensations come into play simultaneously sight, touch, and kinesthetic (muscular) sensation. This is why the image of the graphic symbol is fixed in the mind much more quickly than when it is acquired through sight in the ordinary methods. Touching the letters and looking at them at the same time fixes their images more quickly because of the coordination of the senses. Later the two will be separated: seeing will be employed in reading and touching in writing.
- Story telling
- Phonics with flashcards
- Sandpaper alphabets
- Moveable alphabets
Here the child is constantly moving objects with his hands and actively exercising his senses, also takes into account a child’s special aptitude for mathematics. When they leave the material, the children very easily reach the point where they wish to write out the operation. They thus carry out an abstract mental operation and acquire a kind of natural and spontaneous inclination for mental calculation. The kids will learn to do addition with carrying, subtraction and burrowing, multiplication, division, time, money and fractions, by using specially designed materials that enable them to see what is going on in a better sense to understand math.
All the materials are designed to encourage and enable a child to work independently and successfully. It is this independent and self-corrective approach that helps the child absorb and master the skills. This aspect of auto-education builds problem-solving skills.
- Sand paper numbers
- Cards & Counters
- Spindle box
- Number Rods
- Brown Stairs