Teachers from each level meet to connect and learn from each other
Learning from, and about each other
Program Representatives are the Bridge that Connects our School Programs
Princeton Montessori School has a rotating position among each program level called a ‘Program Representative’. These representatives meet once a month, rotating the host from program to program. The intent of the group is to learn about each other’s programs, build professional relationships outside of their own program level, and discuss the tenets of Montessori as they apply to their program level. This is the 4th year of this program and so far 20 faculty members have benefited from this annual role.
Bridget Manley reports on the most recent meeting:
During our first program rep meeting Ms. Cabezud and Mrs. Soto presented on the infant and toddler programs. They presented on “Respect of the child” and “The Prepared Environment”. These meetings are a wonderful chance to initiate discussions and explore conversations that allow each member to see that, while the school is separated by developmental stages, we are all developing the same life skills in our students according to the Montessori philosophy.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.