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Lifetime Montessori School San Diego Educator Teaches the Montessori Method
Kristin Edwards, M.Ed., co-founder and Director of Lifetime Montessori School in Del Sur, continues her master teaching class at the Montessori Institute of San Diego.
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One of the classes is based on the development of language. For example, in a Montessori classroom teachers and parents enable the child to express himself to build self-confidence. He or she needs to feel accepted when communicating, so we look the child in the eye and acknowledge what he’s saying. Parents are part of the process, too; they help the child organize his thoughts to express himself clearly—and then engage him in conversation about that topic. Finally, parents and teachers help enrich the child’s vocabulary by talking precisely and exactly.
“These topics are wonderful insights into a systematic methodology of how to train your children in top-line and bottom-line ways,” Kristin said during a break in the conference. “Overall, we try to foster independence in children; so teaching a child how to tie his shoes and then letting him do that by himself allows the child a strong sense of self.”
During the conference, we tackle both philosophies and tactics. Many ‘regular’ teachers find the methods to be a refreshing way to teach instead of rote,” she said.
The Montessori Institute of San Diego is affiliated with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the international organization established by Dr. Maria Montessori herself to maintain the integrity of her work. Located in San Diego, California, MISD is a leader in Montessori teacher training. The MISD mission is to train teachers in the Montessori method, an incredible philosophy of education originated by Dr. Maria Montessori over a century ago. Dr. Montessori believed that children are travelers on a limitless journey of self-creation, and that our role as educators is to gently guide them through this self-directed process. Although the choice to learn, grow, and develop ultimately must originate with the child, setting up the circumstances in which this can best occur is a beautiful and complex art. MISD teaches that art and train knowledgeable, idealistic professionals, who are prepared in all ways to embark on a rewarding career in Montessori education.
Edwards is co-founder of the Lifetime Montessori School (LMS), a private school in San Diego’s Rancho Santa Fe, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos and 4S Ranch, Del Sur communities. Lifetime Montessori School provides children 18 months to12 years old with a full, stimulating and enriching experience based on Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) ideologies. Working hands-on with AMI Montessori materials and highly trained teachers, children become joyful and confident learners who know they can excel at anything they put their mind to. LMS supports children by collaborating with community members to meet each of their unique needs, and we support our families by engaging, inspiring, and educating parents on a daily basis. Every family member is invited to participate in informative and stimulating events held at the school throughout the year. Each moment children experience at Lifetime Montessori School encourages and allows them to reach their full potential.
For more information, click www.lifetimemontessorischool.com.