June 8 - July 3, 2022
Trainer: Irene Fafalios
The Assistants Course helps interested adults to become assistants in a Montessori Children's House. The task of the Assistant is to support and help the directress maintain equilibrium within the class, to observe, to learn when and how to intervene and not interfere, to acquire the ability to allow the children to become more and more independent, to gain knowledge of Montessori's understanding of freedom and discipline, to acquire the ability to support the development of the child by assisting the teacher.
Advance of 200 Euro is payable upon application.
Second half of the payment is due before June 10th 2022.
English, with translation to Serbian
The course is designed for Montessori assistants already working in class, parents, school directors, traditional or alternative systems educators and for anyone interested in learning about Montessori education.
50 hours of lectures
10 hours of material making
9 hours of observation.
8, 9, 10 June 5-8 pm (CET time)
Weekend 11, 12 June 7:30-11:30 am
13, 14, 15, 16 June 5-8 pm
Weekend 18, 19 June 7:30-11:30 am
21, 22 June - 5-8 pm
Weekend 2, 3 July - 7:30-11:30 am
Dates and hours might be subject to change.
Please apply to email@example.com
Irene Fafalios (M.A. Social Anthropology, AMI Dip. 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, EsF) lives and works in Athens, Greece, where she established the AMI Montessori training Centre - The MONTESSORI LAB, in 2002.
She is an international lecturer, AMI trainer (3-6) and examiner. She enjoys travelling and supporting her students as they endeavor to put Montessori into practice both in the classroom and beyond.
She dreams of the day when “our work will no longer be necessary, because the child will live in the freedom of his own development.”
Introduction to Montessori
The Role of the Directress
The Role of the Assistant
Overview of the Planes of Development
The Child's Mind from 0-6 years, Sensitive Periods
Freedom and Discipline
Observation and its relevance
Music and Art
Maintaining the environment
The Secret of Childhood
The Absorbent Mind
The Child in the Family
Education for a New World
- Practice of basic movements
- Essential grace and courtesy
- Introduction of techniques for making, mending
and maintaining materials.
Submission of three papers (500 words)
on topics set by the Trainer
Submission of observation report
Submission of handmade materials
Minimum of 90% attendance
The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life’s work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. AMI is the recognised international authority on Montessori education. During its long history AMI has fostered the growth and development of Montessori programmes and teacher training, and worked to support the development and education of children and young adults in a vast variety of settings throughout the world.