The Collective Stage: Relevant Now More Than Ever
Normalizing Conditions of the Classroom presented by Michelle Becka
Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
$20 for PNMA Members & the General Public
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"What must we do with the child at first when we start? What must we do if he is not interested in anything? What must we do, if the child, instead of doing one thing does another? … We must recognize that there is an initial difficulty…."
Maria Montessori, Creative Development in the Child Vol. 2, Kalakshetra
The Collective Stage relates to the time in the Casa dei Bambini before normalization – the time when the children as a group, or several individual children, are not yet showing the characteristic behaviors of normalization. At this moment in time, we are all aware that any change in circumstances, such as living during a pandemic, can stimulate a resurgence of collective stage behavior in children.
Join AMI Primary Trainer Michelle Becka (M.Ed.), to explore how we can best support the children who are not yet on the healthy, happy path of development that we call normalization. Together, we will discuss and practice activities that capture the children's attention and help us establish a community of trust. We will also think about the ways we can build indirect preparations into our small groups, so that as children develop the ability to concentrate, they will find themselves ready for more challenging activities.
This workshop will be recorded and made available to registered attendees.
Visit www.montessori-nw.org to learn more about our event speaker.