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Practical Life: The Roots of Character and Culture

A Montessori curriculum includes practical life activities like cutting pickles, washing tables, using a wrench and screwdriver, walking on a line, making bubbles and community service.  But what do these have to do with character development and culture?

Join Crystal Dahlmeier as we explore the vital importance of these and other practical life activities in a child’s development from early childhood through elementary. 

To quote Maria Montessori, “All these tasks invite a child…to carry out a real tasks which not only require increasing skills, but also a gradual development of character because of the patience necessary for their execution and the sense of responsibility for their successful accomplishment.”  (Discovery of the Child).

This interactive workshop will provide teachers and parents with both theoretical and practical aspects that one can incorporate into activities at home or in the classroom.

Crystal Dahlmeier, an educator from Cincinnati, Ohio, is experienced in traditional, Montessori, multi-age and special education.  She has done extensive work with children, parents and teachers in conferences and workshops, domestically and internationally. 

Parents and educators of all kinds are invited to attend this workshop sponsored by the UWRF Montessori Teacher Education program.  Participants will receive documentation for six hours of American Montessori Society approved professional development.

Date:  Friday, November 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., (Lunch on your own, 12-1)

Where:  129 RDI Building, UWRF Campus

Cost: $79 (includes parking and workshop). 

  • $69 if registered by October 10.
  • $60/person if 5 or more register together
  • Lunch will be on your own.

Registration:  http://bit.ly/19m4DGF

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