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    • 5 Sep 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online

    “An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.”

    Maria Montessori, Education and Peace

    Montessori for Peace & Social Justice Workshop

    Fully online: Thursdays - September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and October 3rd 2024, 7–9pm (UK) 2pm-4pm (EST)

    About: At the core of Maria Montessori’s vision is the belief that children are a redeeming force through which the promise of world peace can be achieved. “Avoiding war is the work of politics, establishing peace is the work of education,” she said. So, what does this mean for us as Montessori guides? What does it mean to be a ‘peace educator’? What does it mean to teach children about ‘social justice’? In this 5-session workshop, participants will learn about Dr. Montessori’s vision for Peace Education, how this aligns with Anti-Bias Antiracist (ABAR) teaching, and how to deepen your commitment to peace and social justice in your own lives and your Montessori environments.

    Who is it for? Montessori school owners, teachers, assistants, home educators, and administrators. This professional development course focuses on the needs of all adults working with children using a Montessori approach to learning and development.

    What will I gain?

    • The knowledge and understanding to create an optimal environment for children and families, adults will learn how to implement anti-bias teaching practices that support inclusion and conflict resolution in Montessori settings
    • Practical activities and tools for personal growth and development and for guiding children through the concepts of social justice.
    • Opportunities to form a community of practice; connect with, learn and gain support from other educators committed to social justice
    • Certificate of Attendance, 10 professional development hours.

    Course leader Tom Brown has worked in both public and private Montessori environments in the US and UK and is currently working as an educational consultant and writer under the name Marigold Education. He holds an AMI diploma, has worked extensively at the elementary and adolescent levels and supported the growth and development of several Montessori schools and organisations.

    Tom is a board member of AMIUK and heads the Publications Committee. He is a committed social justice educator and ABAR advocate. You can read more of his writing here.

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