by Mary Flewelling-Pinchen
Establishing a Child-Centered Community
Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors.
In her book, AMI trained Montessori teacher Mary Flewelling-Pinchen draws on her 32 years of experience in the classroom, offering practical advice in establishing a vibrant child-centered classroom.
She covers all the essentials for the optimal beginning of a school year, following with effective strategies for classroom management throughout the year. Her many years of experience give new inspiration to Montessori’s procedures for nurturing each child in self-discipline, courtesy, responsibility, and learning.
For catechists in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Flewelling-Pinchen’s wisdom can serve as a valuable tool in staying grounded in the Montessori method.
Topics explored include Preparing the Environment, Orientation, Normalization, Classroom Management, and Discipline.