Greenwood Chocolati on Saturday January 24th, 10-11:30am
What is it?
A structured way to have a conversation around themes generated by its participants. These coffees will be themed around Montessori issues, whichever are important to you! You bring an idea such as:
How do we keep kindergarten students?
How do we spread awareness of Montessori?
What are your favorite places to find Practical Life supplies?
How do you assist children with unique learning needs?
What have been your most effective fundraisers?
What are your favorite classroom traditions?
and we will it as discuss as a group.
How does it look?
1) Write your idea on a post-it
Everyone writes Montessori topics + questions on post-its.
2)Vote for your favorite ideas
Quickly, everyone will put a dot on the post-its that they would like to talk about. Ideas then get sorted by how many dots they have.
Learn and share!
3)Talk about what's important.
Each idea gets 8 minutes, and then a quick check to see if we should spend more time or move to the next idea.
Where and when is it?
The next one is at Greenwood Chocolati on Saturday January 24th, 10-11:30a. There will be one once a month at various locations in the Seattle area, including local schools.
Stay updated or sign up to host one here: http://www.montessoriopen.com/
Who is invited?
Any Montessorian is welcome! AMS, AMI, and more. Administrators, classroom assistant, trained guides, music teachers, heads of school, and so on. Every role adds a unique and important perspective!
Why do I care?
It is so easy to be bogged down, caught up in the present, or just run out of time in our field. I see two vital reasons to use our valuable time and be together: 1) Montessori is an oral tradition, so much history, techniques, experience, and fantastic ideas will be lost if we don't talk to each other. 2) This work requires its practitioners to devote their entire selves. This work is deeply personal, life transforming, and incredibly demanding. We need a community to support us in this undertaking!
Let's get together and share what we do!
Karissa Lightsmith, Lighthouse Montessori