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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1

    • Welcome and Introduction

    • How to use this course

    • Glossary of Montessori Terms

    • Initial Survey

    • Course Overview

    • Video: Google Founders

  • 2

    Module 2

    • Lesson 1: What is the Montessori Method of Education?

    • Self Assessment: What is the Montessori Method?

    • Lesson 2: The History of Dr Maria Montessori

    • Why Montessori?

    • Self Assessment: History of Dr. Maria Montessori

    • Required Readings

  • 3

    Module 3

    • Lesson 1: The Planes of Development

    • Self Assessment: The Planes of Development

    • Lesson 2: The Absorbent Mind

    • Action: The Absorbent Mind

    • Action: Mneme

    • Self Assessment: The Absorbent Mind

    • Lesson 3: Sensitive Periods

    • Self Assessment: Sensitive Periods

    • Assignment: Sensitive Periods

  • 4

    Module 4

    • Lesson 1: The Spiritual Embryo

    • Action: The Spiritual Embryo

    • Self Assessment: The Spiritual Embryo

    • Lesson 2: The Development of Movement

    • Recommended Reading

    • Self Assessment: The Development of Movement

    • Required Readings

    • Lesson 3: The Development of Language

    • Self Assessment: The Development of Language

    • Assignment: The Development Language

  • 5

    Module 5

    • Lesson 1: The Child's Spiritual Development

    • Self-Assessment: The Child's Spiritual Development

    • Lesson 2: The Development of the Child’s Intellect

    • Video: Work of the Hand in Montessori

    • Action: Control of Error

    • Required Readings

    • Self Assessment: The Development of the Child's Intellect

    • Lesson 3: The Difference between Fantasy and Imagination

    • Required Readings

    • Self Assessment: The Difference between Fantasy and Imagination

    • Assignment: The Difference between Fantasy and Imagination

  • 6

    Module 6

    • Lesson 1: The Child's Social Development

    • Required Readings

    • Self Assessment: The Child's Social Development

    • Lesson 2: Freedom in the Prepared Environment

    • Self Assessment: Freedom in the Prepared Environment

    • Lesson 3: Positive Behaviour

    • Action: Stages of Obedience

    • Self Assessment: Positive Behaviour

    • Assignment: Positive Behaviour

  • 7

    Module 7

    • Lesson 1: The Task of the Montessori Assistant

    • Self Assessment The Task of the Montessori Assistant

    • Lesson 2: Classroom Management

    • Self Assessment: Classroom Management Issues

    • Lesson 3: The Prepared Environment and Expectations

    • Required Readings

    • Self Assessment: Classroom Management

    • Assignment: Classroom Management Issues

  • 8

    Module 8

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Practical Life Exercises

    • Practical Life Exercises

    • Self Assessment: Introduction to Practical Life Exercises

    • Lesson 2: Introduction to Sensorial Exercises

    • Sensorial Life Exercises

    • Required Readings

    • Self Assessment: Introduction to Sensorial Exercises

    • Lesson 3: Introduction to Language Exercises

    • Language Exercises

    • Required Readings

    • Self Assessment: Introduction to Language Exercises

    • Lesson 4: Introduction to Arithmetic Exercises

    • Arithmetic Exercises

    • Self Assessment: Introduction to Arithmetic Exercises

    • Lesson 5: Introduction to Culture Exercises

    • Culture Exercises

    • Self Assessment: Introduction to Culture Exercises

    • Feedback Survey