Supporting Spontaneous Activity in Your Learning Environment
Presenter: Joshua Shanklin
For: Early Childhood, Elementary I – II and Secondary I – II
CPD hours: 1.5
Spontaneous activity is a key element of the Montessori experience. Children need an opportunity to exercise agency as they construct themselves. In this webinar, we’ll examine the “Four Quadrants of Supporting Spontaneous Activity.” This will give us an opportunity to explore the conditions that promote spontaneous activity, and understand why it sometimes doesn’t occur. We will review philosophies around spontaneous activity, and discuss habits you can practice in your classroom to help foster it.
- You will reflect on your observation habits.
- You will examine how often you are providing meaningful work.
- You will gain a deeper understanding of how to prepare the types of practical life lessons that foster independence in children.
About the Presenter
A Teacher's Perspective
Joshua Shanklin, MEd, is director of learning and professional development at the American Montessori Society. AMS-credentialed (Elementary II). AMI-credentialed (Elementary I – II).Register Now
Individuals (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
Organizations (Includes up to 20 attendees; each participant will receive their own login.)*
$175/AMS member organization
*If you are registering as a group, you will be prompted to add all of the attendees’ names during purchase (up to 20, including the person who is purchasing the session).
If you register and then cancel, we will be happy to credit your payment toward another webinar of your choice. Credits may not be used toward the cost of on-demand webinars.