Montessori Albums for Teacher Education
- Practical Life album preview
- Language album preview
- Cultural album preview
- Sensorial album preview
- Math album preview
- School leaders who need to create a common, school-wide approach across classrooms where teacher's have diverse trainings
- Montessori Instructor's/Teacher Trainers and their students
- Trained Montessori guides looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of the pedagogy and align their practice with the authentic teachings of Dr. Montessori
These albums are grounded in the Montessori primary training (early childhood, ages 3 to 6+) but go well beyond that. They are infused with the teachings of cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, neurobiology, and MBE (mind, brain, and education). They are based on over two decades of work with children (in private and public schools), teacher trainers, and parents.
What we do in one area of the environment affects what we do in the others. For example, the way we present the red rods in Sensorial is foundational for how we present the number rods in Math. If we want to be of the most benefit to the young child, we must embrace the precision and choreography of our lessons across content areas. The lessons in these albums do just that.
Because of this, it is best to take a unified approach to your albums and get all five; don't risk the incongruities that will occur when you piecemeal your albums together.
Instructor vs. Student Editions
Our approach to the albums gives teachers-in-training the text-based part of the album but asks them to add both the theory and all illustrations/photos. Instructor albums include everything: theory, photos/illustrations, and all text.
With this approach, the teachers in training benefit from applying themselves to each and every lesson in the albums while neither they nor their instructors are overwhelmed with writing/verifying every step. The students leave the class with a clear, reliable reference to follow both during their studies and once they are in their own classrooms.
These albums alone are no substitute for a teacher preparation program. For that reason, when you order, please list your existing credential or training program in the comments field.