The 3 to 3 Diploma students in Melbourne are in the process of transitioning back to the training room as they are able — with the understanding that they stay home and attend via Zoom if feeling unwell. Thank you to all the students for their flexibility and good humour as they have made the move from being face to face in the same space, to being on line and now having a mixture of both!
3 to 6 Zoom discussion: As restrictions are gradually eased and we look at getting back to centres and schools now is a good time to reflect upon how we have met the NQS “remotely”. How have you observed, reflected and planned for learning and how might this translate into the mid year summary/report/parent-teacher discussion?
5th May 2020
(some notes and links in preparation for Tuesday 5 May 2020, 1pm)
Montessori Pedagogical Guidelines for supporting learning at Home during COVID-19
14 April 2020
Tuesday 14 April 2020, 1pm to 2pm
7 April, 2020
20 March 2020
Since I have been asked by different people/organisations for recommendations of websites in relation to Covid-19 and ways to support families, here is something I’ve put together which you are welcome to take things from or share as is with parents at your centre.
Most have been taken from posts already placed on the SMTC FB site or which are scheduled to go onto this page in the weeks ahead.
The Melbourne students are beginning the transition to work from home this week via the use of different on line systems such as Zoom. They also have a WhatsApp group to help them stay in touch. Have a think about how you might also stay in touch as different requirements are announced. While it will be lovely to have some time to pause and take some time to catch up on all those things we might have put on hold for a while (books we meant to get around to reading, the odd cupboard that needs to be sorted, recipes we have been meaning to test…) also be mindful that some social interaction (albeit in possibly creative ways not involving physical face to face contact) is also helpful for general well being.
Different cultural events and activities have also moved on line so you might like to catch a performance of the MSO, the ballet, different musical ensembles as well as do virtual tours of museums and art galleries. You can also while away some time looking at the animals at the zoo and aquarium! Sit in the sun and day dream, roll around in the grass, learn some new poems, songs, games… Take the time to create different language materials (and feel free to share them!), take the time to revisit, practice or learn a new skill, take the opportunity to spend time with family and “really” get to know them again 🙂
Stay safe, stay in touch and all the best,