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La Pratica - Weekly Practice Sessions for Montessori Album

La Pratica is a series of weekly, supervised practice sessions held via Zoom. Join us to spend time practicing with materials and working with other guides-in-training towards album completion!
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La Pratica - Weekly Practice Sessions for Montessori Album

Join us to

Make progress on your Albums
Make progress on your Albums
Practice with materials under the supervision of an instructor every week to make progress on your Montessori Album self-study
Make meaningful connections
Make meaningful connections
You're not alone on your diploma journey. Connect with other guides-in-training and practice materials together!
Receive pro tips and feedback
Receive pro tips and feedback
Each week, an instructor will share a pro tip at the beginning of the session. You may also receive feedback on your practice and are welcome to ask any questions to the instructor in the Zoom chat feature.

OVERVIEW

La Pratica is a weekly 4-hour supervised practice session, held via Zoom, where guides-in-training of both Nido & Toddler and Children's house Diploma courses are invited to further their understanding of specific presentations through practice with materials and to work towards album completion.

Montessori presentations are the essence of our curriculum and pedagogy; program quality relies on guides making deep, meaningful connections with children and with the Montessori materials and exercises. La Pratica is an opportunity for guides-in-training to connect with other adult learners and refine their material presentations while under the guidance of a Montessori Mentor.

Who is it for?

  • Guides-in-training in either Nido & Toddler or Children's House diploma programs
  • Those who have already participated in Guided Materials Practice sessions during Foundational Studies

What to expect?

Come prepared to practice with specific materials. Review your albums and submissions to determine which materials you would like to practice with. Choice of materials might be based either on your diploma progress or on the needs of the children in your community.

Set expectations for your community: whether you will complete your practice inside or outside the classroom environment, be sure to set your community up for success by collaborating with supporting adults and helping them plan for specific activities or routines while you attend the practice sessions.

If you have specific questions during the practice session, you are welcome to communicate with the instructor in the chat. The instructor may also offer some general feedback based on their observations. Feedback will be given in private and via the Zoom chat.

How to set expectations in your community?

Whether you will be in the classroom or outside of the classroom, ensure you set your community up for success by collaborating with those taking over, helping plan for specific activities, etc. If you are attending the session while in your classroom environment, be sure to set up the computer in a discreet place, where the instructor has a view of your practice, and where it will not be a distraction for the children.

Covering the screen with a piece of paper/cloth is an option, though be sure to keep the camera unblocked. Turn your computer volume down/off to ensure there are no disruptions to the children.

If you are practicing in the classroom, prepare a simple phrase, or present a Grace & Courtesy lesson to the children prior to your practice, to let the children know that during this time you are not available. For example, “I am practicing with the Pink Tower right now. I am not available. You can ask Ms. Brenda for help; I will let you know when I am done.”