Mindfulness, Poetry & the Spirit of the Teacher


Presenter: Catherine McTamaney
General Interest
CPD hours: 1.5

Join us as we consider Montessori as an aesthetic practice of mindfulness, and explore the mindful practice of observation that underlies the Montessori Method. Knowing the precise position of your fingers when you're presenting a lesson matters, but not as much as knowing the child to whom you're presenting it. In this workshop, you will learn how to consider and alter your spirit when in the classroom. We will also offer you ways to adjust the pace and focus of your classroom to better serve children.

Learner Outcomes

  • You will learn about the importance of being present in the classroom.
  • You will learn how to adjust your spirit in the classroom.
  • You will acquire ways to fine-tune the pace of your learning environment.

About the Presenter

Catherine McTamaney, MEd, EdD, is an associate professor of the practice and director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, in Nashville, TN. She is author of the blog, Montessori Daoshi, and of 2 books, including The Tao of Montessori. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).


Individuals (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$45/AMS member *Free for all members (PLUS, Basic) members using complimentary PD vouchers

Organizations (Includes up to 15 attendees; each participant will receive their own login.)**
$175/AMS member organization
$235/nonmember organizations

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**If you are registering as a group, you will be prompted to add all of the attendees’ names during purchase (up to 15, including the person who is purchasing the session). 

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