Short Courses and Events

MONTESSORI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Supporting the Dyslexic Child in the Montessori Prepared Environment

MMI is offering a unique professional development workshop on supporting dyslexia in the Montessori prepared environment, presented by AMI Elementary Trainer, Alison Awes.

Children with dyslexia need sequential, multi-sensory and explicit experience with the sounds and symbols of our language to read fluently. A richly prepared environment provides a plethora of language experiences for children. This workshop will cover characteristics of dyslexia and how to support the dyslexic child in a Montessori classroom.

Alison Awes is currently the Director of Elementary Training at the Montessori Centre of Minnesota, the Association Montessori Schweiz, and the Co-Director of Elementary Training at the Maria Montessori Institute, London. She has many years of experience working with children from 6 to 12 in Montessori environments and is in fact a Montessori child herself.

This workshop is open to anyone with experience working in a Montessori environment with children.


DateSaturday 25th March 2017

Time9.30am – 4:30pm (registration from 8.45am on 25th March 2017)

VenueMaria Montessori Institute – Hampstead (26 Lyndhurst Gardens, London NW3 5NW)

Registration for this event is now CLOSED.

LEAD & DIRECT 2017: People Skills for Team Leaders

Whether your school is big or small, everyone working there is part of a team made up of people with different skill sets, different personalities and different ways of approaching things.  We need to be able to recognise this individuality in people and enable their participation whilst still holding a collective goal in sight. This can often seem challenging.

This 2-day workshop will address these challenges and, in a hands-on practical way, help you to build the skills to create happy productive teams in which everyone feels valued and able to give the best of their own unique talents.

Whether you are in charge of a team or part of a team this workshop is for you. Presenter Christine Harrison’s depth of experience and lively presentation style promises a thought provoking and enjoyable 2 days.

Christine Harrison is President and Senior Consultant of Montessori Australia Foundation. She has been involved in Montessori education for over 30 years. As well as educational leadership Christine has a background in mediation, mentoring, conflict management and adult education with an emphasis on empowering individuals and building good communication skills. She has trained, coached and mentored mediators and Montessori school administrators in Thailand and Australia.


DateMonday 3rd & Tuesday 4th April 2017

Time9.30am – 5.00pm (registration from 8.45am on 3rd April)

VenueMaria Montessori Institute – Baker Street (First Floor, 126-134 Baker Street, London W1U 6SH)


Register Here
Places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please submit online application and make payment in order to secure a place. Registration will close on Wednesday 29th March 2017.