Following Nature's Plan to Grow a Whole Child - Body, Mind, Spirit
Keynote presentation & afternoon workshops
with AMI Primary Trainer Ginni Sackett
Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9 am- 4 pm
Renton Technical College - Roberts Campus Center
3000 NE 4th Street, Renton, WA 98506
$95 for PNMA Members & $120 for the General Public. Event registration includes morning refreshments & lunch. Doors open at 8:00 am.
5 WA Clock Hours or 6 STARS/Merit Credits available for this event!
Please plan to join PNMA for a day with AMI Primary Trainer, Ginni Sackett, as we dive deeper into what it means to follow the whole child - body, mind and spirit.
Our contemporary educational world emphasizes the importance of a child’s cognitive or academic development – and as Montessori educators we feel the pull of that emphasis, particularly because Montessori education does such a great job supporting that type of development. But with our holistic vision of developmentally based education, Montessorians also understand the ideal interplay of physical, emotional, and social development with successful cognitive development.
For this workshop, we will spend the day exploring this interplay, the learning experiences which support its natural unfolding and, in particular, how education can nurture optimal character development to the long-term benefit of both the learner and society. Along the way, we will re-visit some familiar concepts from our Montessori perspective, while integrating more contemporary ideas such as embodied cognition, emotional self-regulation, collaborative learning, and the newly popular ‘grit’.