Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingParenting · 9 years ago

Considering getting a Montessori certification...?

Is it just online or is there a class?

I have 3 kids, so I'd rather do it online when they are asleep or gone. How would it all work? Anyone have any experience? Did you like it? Or know someone who did?

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  • Lysa
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    9 years ago
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    Most real Montessori schools will not accept on-line training graduates because Montessori is a hands on multi-modality integrated method of education. The paradigm shift from traditional education is so great that most, if not all people, need time to really observe and experience everything in action. It is hard to truly understand and learn the method, materials, and classroom management well enough to run your own classroom simply by reading about it and/or looking at videos on the web. You need time to use the materials yourself, see them in action, and how they are handled, not just in theory, but in reality - by little hands. This cannot be done with a short little overview and a few videos.

    Believe me, I've worked on setting up Montessori schools around the world, and have seen over and over how someone with a little bit of knowledge in Montessori will have problems running a successful classroom, not out of inability, but because they don't understand how all the pieces fit together. Eventually their whole program goes under. Please don't let this happen you.

    More information the different kinds of Montessori certifications:

    Information on how to find authentic Montessori schools.

    If you still feel that the only option for you is an on-line course, then the only one that is close to being accredited is Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS).

    Source(s): 23 years of teaching and/or setting up Montessori schools around the world.
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