About the Course
International Montessori Teachers Training Institute, established to help meet the growing demand for Montessori teachers in India and abroad. Students from all states of India, Gulf countries, North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and Far East participate in various courses offered by IMTTI. This course equips participants to educate children in the Montessori Method, at the pre school level (3 to 6 years of age) anywhere in the world.
International Montessori Teachers Training Institute has been operating as an independent organization since 2004 and affiliated to BSS, Govt. of India. The founder director, Mr.A.Surya Kumar, has been involved in Montessori training for over five years and has had extensive experience in state schools, Special Education Schools and in teacher training. Courses are all taught by Montessori trained graduates with personal teaching experience. In the field of learning, we have a skilled team, with great experience who can back up local tutors, worldwide and guarantee to give fast, efficient service to students, wherever they may be. Many ex-students are now either teaching in local Montessori Schools or have set up successful Montessori Houses of their own. Past students are now teaching in various parts of the World. Other exstudents have found positions as teachers in the kindergarten/nursery departments of several Independent Preparatory Schools. Yet others are working with children with special educational needs.
International Montessori Teacher Training Institute is Recognized and Accredited by the International Accreditation Organization (IAO)-USA,Recognized member of PNMA ( www.pmma.org ), UMA- USA and Recognized member of International Montessori Council (IMC) USA and Permanent Member for AMI-Amsterdam-The Netherlands. IMTTI's commitment to delivering a quality teacher training curriculum continues to be fortified with new certifications that are valuable immensely globally. Now we're ISO 9001:2008 certified!
IMTTI has fast emerged as the nation’s leading provider of Montessori Training Programme and this fact is supported through the establishment of 380+ centres spread across the length and breath of the country making IMMTI India's leading Montessori Teacher Training Institute.
Topics CoveredChild Psychology: A study of the human development from birth to adulthood, the physical and psychology aspects of the child between three and six years. The child is seen as the constructor of the adult. Dr. Maria Montessori refined her theory of child psychology, borrowing heavily from the sciences of biology and psychology. She described childhood as a process in which a hidden but definite plan of nature unfolds as the child works to create the adult personality.
Montessori Philosophy: Focus is on the concepts of Montessori principles, such as the Absorbent Mind?, Sensitive Periods ? and the „Human Tendencies?, which are the subconscious powers, which guide the child in his self-construction. Freedom: within a structured environment. The child is allowed to move around freely talking to other children and working with the equipment, which she/he chooses after demonstration of its use, by the teacher. However, she/he is not allowed to abuse the equipment or disturb other children, thereby limiting their freedom to work. Independence: the child?s natural need for independence is encouraged. Self-discipline:t his is gradually developed through freedom of movement and freedom ofchoice. Concentration: children are encouraged to concentrate by being introduced to materials at the right developmental level for them, and to complete each activity. Reality and Nature: the value of growing up in close contact with nature. Children need real objects rather than imitation playthings, which do not work. Beauty: the environment should be aesthetically pleasing, simple and clean. Social awareness: this is aided by placing children in „family? or mixed age groups.
Order:both materials and the environment promote order. Children usually feel comfortable in an ordered classroom where they understand the routine. Respect: children have to be respected as being different from adults and as individuals who differ from each other. Sensitive periods: children have times in their lives when they are particularly attuned to certain types of learning. Co-operation with parents: schools are part of the local community; children learn most effectively when a partnership exists between the child, parent and teacher and she/he is allowed to do things by him/herself. Additionally, the curriculum includes the organization and administration of a new
Montessori House of Children?. It also deals with tackling various responsibilities involved while merging into an existent classroom and adapting to the children. It offers training in the technique of objective observation, material making, record maintenance, evaluation, parent orientation, and parent education, etc.
Montessori Methodology: The theory deals with the origin and development of the Montessori method. Also dealt in detail are the role and the training of the adult as Montessori Directress ? and the function of the’ Prepared Environment’ as a cohesive and scientific environment to self-formation of the child. The Importance of the Early Years: when young children possess an „absorbent mind? and learn far more easily and effectively. Montessori materials: These are a key element in the environment, as the child learns through the materials, many of which are self-correcting, rather than directly through the teacher.
The role of the teacher in the Montessori classroom is different from that of the traditional teacher. The Montessori teacher first observes the child to ascertain his/her interests and developmental level, and then gently directs the child towards appropriate activities so that she/he learns for him/herself through the environment and through the specially designed educational materials. Montessori tools can be grouped into 5 areas of activities.
In the Practical Life area, children carry out familiar home activities, such as sweeping, polishing, dusting, pouring, preparing foods, etc. These activities are designed to help the child achieve independence and confidence through meaningful activity with real life objects; they help develop coordination, concentration, independence, hand dexterity, care of one?s self and environment, patience and grace and courtesy.
The Sensorial Material allows the child to understand his environment while learning through his senses. Each piece of material has one isolating quality, such as colour, weight, size, shape, texture, sound, smell, etc., which enables the child to take in impressions with true understanding and gives purpose, order and structure to his/her learning. Montessori materials are didactic and allow the child to see his/ her mistakes and correct them, which develops perseverance and a positive self-image and attitude towards mistakes.
Many activities are designed to proceed naturally towards the development of skills for reading and writing. The child first learns the phonetic sound of the letters, which leads to Building short phonetic words, he/she progresses at his/her own pace to reading longer phonetic words and is finally introduced to the different parts of grammar.
The child is introduced to Mathematics through the use of concrete materials. By working with the specially designed materials, he/she learns the physical quantities and matching abstract symbols. The child always works from the concrete to the abstract. By working with concrete materials, the child can see and understand the operations of Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction and Division. A solid foundation is formed for Algebra and Geometry through working with concrete materials.
We introduce the children to Cultural Subjects (Geography, History, Botany, Zoology, Science, Music and Art) to help feed their imagination and understanding of the real world during the time that they are most sensitive to them, which enables them to understand their role and the fact that they are part of the whole system.
Who should attendStudents wishing to start their own Montessori School: The course includes a lesson on setting up a Montessori classroom or a Montessori School. Our team will give advice to any students who have successfully completed the course and who wish to start their own pre-school. We can advise on the location of premises/teachers/ equipment, enrolling new pupils, etc.
Students wishing to start Career as Montessori Teacher: This is an ideal course for students who are interested in Montessori Teaching. The course material is designed to understand and implement the technology of Montessori. As there is a large demand for trained Montessori in India and abroad students can make a very good career.
Teachers: This course is recommended to all experienced teachers of young children who wish to gain insight into the best way to individualize their teaching curriculum, so that children of mixed abilities may work at their own pace. Teachers should consider this course as an up-gradation, and could implement the Montessori methodology in the conventional schools.
Parents: This course helps parents understand the natural laws of growth and self construction in a child. Thus as a parent, you can help the child to grow to his utmost potential , and not unwittingly hamper the path of nature and create unintended deviations in your child.
For those who want to work with children: This course is highly recommended for young people interested in helping small children. It is also of great value for future parenthood. Our students work for a teaching diploma examination and at the same time, they are helped to attain a higher standard of education themselves with the help of written and practical work. On completion of the course, one could find suitable jobs in Montessori environments.
People wishing to help handicapped children: The course covers in detail the needs of the handicapped child. The entire course will benefit immensely anyone wishing to teach handicapped children and will enable such children to be integrated into the classrooms in preparation for life in the community.
Pre-requisitesBasic school education.
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Key TakeawaysFlexibility: Our Montessori distance education programs are designed for people with busy lives. You are not committed to preset class times, or required to perform unnecessary “busy work.” Almost all of our students continue to work full-time while they acquire their Montessori teaching diploma. Our students can successfully complete their diploma program with one hour study time per day, five days per week.
Affordability: If you have researched other, Montessori Training Centers, you have already discovered that our quality and prices are unparalleled in the Montessori training industry.
Quality: Our Montessori teacher training program is very user-friendly and visually attractive. The courseware contains both the theory and the practical Montessori tools are introduced in illustrations and its presentations explained in detail. Manuals are also discussed in detail.
Success: International Montessori Teachers Training Institute, (IMTTI), Students after completing the course are well placed in reputed schools
Demand: Parents today insist that their children’s, childcare environments provide positive, simulative education as part of a balanced program. That is why Montessori-trained educators are in high demand worldwide. Our programs are recognized by Montessori schools everywhere, which are seeking well trained, professional Montessori educators. We have graduates from over fifty countries worldwide.