If you haven’t heard about it already, I have a WONDERFUL offer for anyone who signs up in the sidebar opt-in form for my newsletter. Karen Tyler, who is American Montessori Society (AMS) certified, is offering her downloadable geography album as a gift to my blog readers! Note: this great album is not normally free and is MUCH nicer than albums you can typically download for free (which is not to say that they aren’t very appreciated and helpful resources).
KHT Montessori (2014 Updated information)
Karen Tyler of KHT Montessori (formerly World Wide Montessori) teaches an online Montessori teacher training course for people who are unable to take formal Montessori training. Here’s what KHT Montessori says about the course in the Course Overview (more at link):
We offer a 12 Month Online Montessori Certificate Course. This course is created and lead by Karen H. Tyler a Montessorian with 30 years experience (more detail about Karen on the About page). Her dream is to provide knowledge and the manuals needed to teach the Montessori Method in an affordable and convenient online classroom. Although many of our students have gone on to accept positions as teachers and teaching assistants in Montessori schools this course is not intended to take the place of a course taught at a certified Montessori teacher training school. Please see this FAQ for clarification.
Even though I’ve had formal Montessori training, I took Karen’s first online Montessori Course in 2007 to refresh my training and to gain another perspective. There are variations among training courses, and it’s interesting to compare the differences. In the late 70s, I worked with a number of teachers who were AMS certified, and I always liked that orientation. For me, having another perspective was especially helpful as I completed my master’s program and dissertation in England in 2007.
Taking the Montessori course allowed me to print out the AMS-based practical life album before I started my dissertation on using Montessori methods to teach courtesy in a traditional nursery setting. It was great to compare notes on the best way to teach the courtesy lessons I used. And now it’s wonderful to have access to Karen’s entire collection of albums. I highly recommend the course for Montessori teachers who would like a refresher as well as parents who can’t take a formal training course at the time. By the way, this course is without tests or pressure. You can complete it according to YOUR schedule.
Cost and Course Syllabus for KHT Montessori
Even though the Montessori Album Class isn’t for formal Montessori certification, the content is amazing! Karen is very sweet and caring AND an excellent trainer. The 12 albums and class discussions with Karen are worth a tremendous amount. You’ll find information on difference price options here: Course Pricing. And be sure to check out the Interactive Course Syllabus.
(Side Note: You can find out the results of my dissertation research in my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! And you can learn how to teach grace and courtesy to children ages 2-12.)
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