Montessori and Emotional Well-being for Teachers

One of the biggest challenges facing anyone working with children today is supporting their emotional resilience. This online course over six sessions with Sarah Emerson will bring together the Montessori approach and contemporary understanding of emotional development to help teachers support children’s emotional well-being.

“It is interesting to notice that where life is simple and natural and where the children participate in the adult’s life, they are calm and happy.”
Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures

The course is especially for those with a Montessori Diploma 3-6 and will include both theory and practical strategies to support children’s well-being, resilience and behavioural responses. The obstacles to children’s development are rapidly changing all the time, and this course will enable teachers to revisit and reflect on their Montessori practice and combine it with findings from the latest research as we look to continue our work in supporting children.

Students who attended our lecture on this topic with trainer Sarah Emerson said:

“Honestly, I liked everything about it! Such an important topic, this lecture should be compulsory for everyone working with children”

“I felt the trainer was very knowledgeable and that the information she provided was applicable”

“What I most liked about the course were the clear tools and examples to deal with the child’s emotions in our everyday life”


Who is the course for?
This course is for those who have a Montessori 3-6 Diploma.

What will I learn about?

  • The concepts of emotional well-being, emotional literacy and emotional intelligence
  • Emotional development in the first six years of life
  • What children need now and in future to support them in terms of their emotional well-being, resilience and mental health
  • To understand how concepts of emotional well-being and mental health sit alongside Montessori educational practice
  • How children’s attachment develops and their need for dependence before independence
  • Why behaviour is ‘feelings made visible’ and why all behaviour has meaning
  • The role of the Montessori teacher in supporting children’s behaviour
  • How to help children regulate their emotions
  • Professional love and how to de-escalate situations through communication

Participants will receive an MMI certificate upon completion of the course.

Standard Fee: £280

Next Course: 25th January – 7th March 2024

Sessions will run online on Thursday evenings from 6.30-9pm (UK time) on the following dates:  25th January, 1st February, 8th February (followed by 1 week break for half term), 22nd February, 29th February and 7th March.

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Standard Fee £280.00 (GBP)  

About the Trainer

Sarah Emerson is an early years and parent consultant who has worked in the sector for 20 years. She trained with MMI gaining the AMI Diploma 0-3 and 3-6 and the AMI Assistants Certificate 12-18. Sarah’s passion is children’s emotional well-being and resilience, and this has been the focus of her work and study for the last decade. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well-being, and she focused on emotional well-being in early years settings for her MA in Early Childhood Studies. As a trained holistic sleep coach and an emotion and behaviour specialist, Sarah’s approach is rooted in responsive, connection-based teaching and parenting.

“The first duty of the educator, whether he is involved with the newborn infant or the older child, is to recognize the human personality of the young being and respect it”
Maria Montessori

How will I study?
The course will take place with live sessions on Zoom. You can access the sessions on a PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone with speakers, a microphone and a good internet connection. You will have opportunities to ask the trainer questions during the session.

Please note that we strongly recommend the use of a desktop computer or laptop for all live Zoom sessions.

Do you accept students from outside the UK?
The course can be taken from anywhere in the world but will be delivered via live online sessions so you will need to check the time in your time zone.