Workshops and lectures
Parent Education
for all families of Montessori School of Moscow.
The detailed descriptions of some of the workshops are available below.
Parent Education
for all families of Montessori School of Moscow.
The detailed descriptions of some of the workshops are available below.
January, 27th
10 am - 1 pm
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 1

To be clear, concise and understandable is the important task of adult with children. Unfortunately, our language in communicational process with a child often is saturated with too many questions, exclamations, instructions and other not very useful for understanding each other things. It was made in past time and we unconsciously continue this tradition today.

At the training, we will make an attempt to move away from the tradition and bring to their practice communication with children in different models:

• We will be in the role-playing game to master the techniques of effective attention and support.

• Learn the technique of direct instruction.

• investigate our own position in the interaction with the child.

• Follow our own borders, where they go, how we hold them.

• Pay attention to matching a voice message and posture, gesture, glance, that accompany it.

February, 3rd
11 am - 1 pm
Math in Elementary Classroom

Concise descriptions of the complete range of Montessori math materials combined with details of how the children use them. It is immensely valuable as a ready reference for all Montessori teachers; a text for Montessori teachers in training; an explanation for parents and administrators of how these ingenious materials enhance children's thinking, problem solving and brain development. Mr. Duffy is an experienced Montessori teacher who is now a teacher-trainer.

The seminar will be held by Yulia Belotskaya and Dmitry Ostrovsky.
February, 7th
4 pm - 5 pm
Normalization: How to Deal with Deviant Behaviour

On the seminar you will find out:
- Exercises of practical life as means of normalization of the child in the environment;
- How to put the energy of the child in the right direction;
- How to deal with tantrums.

The seminar will be held by Eleonora Lyudvik.
February, 23trd
10 am - 1 pm
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 2

On the second part we will discuss the successes and difficulties, perform the analysis and consolidate our skills.
A good result of the training will be:
• Firm, clear messages to a child - avoiding unnecessary verbal messages, which are often "clog up" communication.

• The adequacy of the context of the message, what's going on.

• The congruence (match) of speech and body language.

• Awareness of our borders when dealing with a child.
March, 17th
4 pm - 5 pm
Books, TV-Screens and Gadgets

Our Casa Dei Bambini Teachers will explain Montessori position on screen time and why we feel it is such a negative! Screens, including computer screens and hand held technology such as phones and other communications devices, have a direct impact on children's concentration as the screen flickers constantly. This flickering forces the brain, adult's as well as children's, to slip into the alpha state of brain waves, a state that makes people particularly receptive to what they see.
We will also talk about the quality of books. The fact that the iconic nature of pictures seems to have an important role in children's ability to interact meaningfully with books has important educational implications; namely, that books with more realistic pictures are better for assisting young children's learning.
March, 31st
10 am - 12 pm
Freedom and Limits. Where is the balance?

At the seminar we will answer the following questions:

· Do children need boundaries before they turn three?
· What is the difference between freedom and permissiveness?
· How to understand what kind of limits my child needs?
· What to do when children cry?
· How to talk to a child, so that they listen?
· How to talk to a child, so that he does what you ask, etc.

The seminar will be held by Svetlana Makeeva in Toddler 2 class.
April, 7th
11 am - 1 pm
New Elementary Class

information being updated
April, 15th
11 am - 1 pm
Transitioning from Casa to Elementary

Who Is the Elementary Child? What is Intellectual Independence? Why it is important to stay in Montessori school?
In the first six years of life children undergo tremendous change as they strive towards their developmental goal of physical independence. While the next six years of life are physically more stable, beneath this stable surface is a strong driver guiding the child towards intellectual independence.