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Re: Montessori Method and the Visual Arts Specialist in Public School

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  • Brandy
    I m not familiar with all the licensing restrictions, but may I ask, are you uncomfortable teaching 3 yr olds because you have no idea what to do, or because
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 4, 2008
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      I'm not familiar with all the licensing restrictions, but may I ask,
      are you uncomfortable teaching 3 yr olds because you have no idea what
      to do, or because there is is some legal issue where if one got paint
      in their eye your license wouldn't cover it?
      Three year old, imho, are one of the great ages because everything
      fascinates them. Mixing colors to make a secondary color is like
      magic! They get so excited :) Play some nice slow music to add calm to
      the room, make sure you limit the number of instructions to about two
      steps at a time, and just allot more time for any "project". I still
      introduce artist to this age. I have no idea if they remember them,
      they don't seem to be able to repeat any names back to me, but I don't
      usually ask.
      I love the Montessori method personally, but I also know that
      Montessori teachers have special licenses and special training,
      usually finished up with an internship in Italy.
      Perhaps if you described just what you want advice on.....
      Regards,
      Brandy


      --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "joyuzsong" <joyuzsong@...> wrote:
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      > Hello everyone. I have an issue with the Method teachers at the
      moment because
      > they want me to teach the 3 year olds and I am not licensed to do
      so. But I digress. Any
      > assistance would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks to all and have a
      good year.
      >
      >
      > Carol Campbell
      > Greater Boston, Massachusetts
      >
    • aliteachesart
      You will love Montessori I am sure! If you like choice at all (TAB) it is right up there! Check out some books on the method before you judge it. Also
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 5, 2008
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        You will love Montessori I am sure! If you like choice at all (TAB)
        it is right up there! Check out some books on the method before you
        judge it. Also teaching 3 year olds art experiences will be rewarding
        with the Montessori way- less lessons more experiences. Good luck,
        sounds exciting! ALi
      • Katherine
        ... Here is the url for the TAB listserv http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAB-ChoiceArtEd/ There are several art teachers on that list who are in Montessori
        Message 3 of 4 , Sep 5, 2008
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          --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "aliteachesart" <abenton@...> wrote:
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          > You will love Montessori I am sure! If you like choice at all (TAB)
          > it is right up there! Check out some books on the method before you
          > judge it. Also teaching 3 year olds art experiences will be rewarding
          > with the Montessori way- less lessons more experiences. Good luck,
          > sounds exciting! ALi

          Here is the url for the TAB listserv

          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAB-ChoiceArtEd/

          There are several art teachers on that list who are in Montessori schools and their
          administrations have been very positive about the various connections between the two
          practices.

          Here is the TAB website:
          http://teachingforartisticbehavior.org

          kathy douglas
          k-3 massachusetts, retired
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