News & Events

There is always something happening at the Maria Montessori Institute. See below news about recent and upcoming events. You can also register to keep up to date with our latest news, events and courses.

Accepting Applications for First AMI 0-3 Assistants Certificate Course

MMI is pleased to offer an Assistants Certificate Course at the 0-3 years level in April 2015. The course covers both theoretical and practical elements of the study of Montessori pedagogy and current medical and psychological approaches to child development from birth to three years. It will be held at our Hampstead site over 10 days and is useful […]

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Lead and Direct – School Leadership Montessori Style (Fully Booked)

On 18 – 20 February 2015, MMI is offering a unique workshop on Montessori school leadership presented by Peter Davidson, Head of School of Montessori School of Beaverton, Oregon. Peter also serves on the AMI Board and was founding Board President of the Montessori Administrators Association. Whether you want to set up a new school, […]

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Babble to Babel – Supporting Bilingual Children

The Montessori Society AMI (UK) is organising its annual seminar on 7 February 2015. Irene Fafalios, AMI Director of Training – Greece, will talk about Babble to Babel – Supporting Bilingual Children and Giving Meaning to Celebrations.  Irene ran a bilingual Montessori class and a Greek community centre in London, where she also worked at […]

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50 Bulbs for 50 Years

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in Nature….so the children may better understand and participate in the marvelous things which civilization creates.” – Maria Montessori   Every child at our Hampstead site planted a flower bulb in the […]

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Neuroscientist warns young brains being re-wired by technology

Baroness Susan Greenfield: “As a neuroscientist I am very aware that the brain adapts to its environment – if you’re placed in an environment that encourages, say, a short attention span, which doesn’t encourage empathy or interpersonal communication, which is partially addictive or compulsive…all these things will inevitably shape who you are.” Full article here

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Elementary Children Design 50th Anniversary Logo

It was a fun morning in our Hampstead elementary classroom today! Working with design experts from Point 6, the creative agency that designed the new MMI website, the children learnt about branding and logos, and set about creating a logo to mark the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The session consisted of a presentation and discussion on the characteristics […]

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Montessori Education for Social Change – August 2015, Thailand

AMI is organising the 4th Assembly of Educators sans Frontières (EsF) on 2 – 16 August 2015 in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The theme for the Assembly is Montessori Education for Social Change: Sustainable Initiatives – Innovative Solutions. The Assembly is a unique 2-week retreat for anyone looking to know more about Montessori based outreach work and get […]

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Pop-up Parent Session at Hampstead

The Hampstead (upstairs) Children’s House recently held a pop-up session on early language and preparation for writing. Parents of a few children of similar age and working with the same material were invited to come in during school time for a taster of what those materials and activities are about. Over a period of half […]

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