Mindfulness is a buzz word currently in education. Children today are bombarded with so much information. They are constantly busy and on the go, both at school and in their home lives. Culturally, there has been a massive shift over the last few years, which means that children here experience childhoods doing adult initiated and sponsored activities, rushed from one appointment to another, juggling homework and clubs and extra lesson, as well as being continually assessed. As we face yet another raft of assessments for children in their reception year as well as the two year old checks, not to mention the existing SATS, the pace of our children’s lives both at school and at home increases further. It’s hardly surprising that our children are more stressed out than ever before. Child development theorists, educational theorists and psychologists alike are – I think rightly – concerned by this and the effect it has on the children’s mental as well as physical well-being.
Jane and Graham Lord of Wharfedale Montessori Nursery, Yorkshire win Montessorians of the Year Award 2014
Montessori St Nicholas Charity is delighted to announce that Jane and Graham Lord of Wharfedale Montessori Nursery received Montessorians of the Year Award at the 2014 Montessori Schools Association Annual Conference on March 1st at the Institute of Education, London.
Angela Euesden, Assistant Headteacher at Aldersbrook Primary School, Wanstead, London wins Montessorian Practitioner of the Year Award 2014
Montessori St Nicholas Charity is delighted to announce that Angela Euesden received her Montessorian Practitioner of the Year Award at the 2014 Montessori Schools Association Annual Conference on March 1st, in recognition of the passion and commitment she has shown for exemplary Montessori practice over the last 15 years.
Montessori Centre International is delighted to announce that the pilot for its online introductory course Montessori for Childminders has now been evaluated.
82% of participants who completed the course were very complimentary about the content and its delivery. They rated it as excellent and good.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Montessori St Nicholas, the leading charity for Montessori in the UK is excited to announce the Montessori Schools Association National Conference 2014.
The Montessori Schools Association Annual National Conference – Re-engage with Montessori (inspired by the 1946 lectures) takes place on Saturday 1 March at the Institute of Education, London. It represents the largest gathering of UK Montessorians with over 800 attendees. The Montessori Schools’ Association represents 677 member schools and child minding settings and 3,767 individuals.