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Authoritative: The teacher is firm at the edges and empathetic at the center, the kind of adult who responds empathetically to children’s feelings, while setting clear and consistent limits.
Observer: The Montessori teacher is a trained observer of children’s learning and behavior. These careful observations are recorded and used to infer where each student is in terms of his or her development, and leads the teacher to know when to intervene in the child’s learning with a new lesson, a fresh challenge, or a reinforcement of basic ground rules.
An Educational Resource: Montessori teachers facilitate the learning process by serving as a resource to whom the children can turn as they pull together information, impressions, and experiences.
Role Model: Like all great teachers, the Montessori educator deliberately models the behaviors and attitudes that she/he is working to instill in her/his students. Because of Montessori’s emphasis on character development, the Montessori teacher normally is exceptionally calm, kind, warm, and polite to each child.
Respectfully Engage with the Learner: The Montessori teacher recognizes that her role is not so much to teach as to inspire, mentor, and facilitate the learning process. The real work of learning belongs to the individual child. Because of this, the Montessori educator remains conscious of her/his role in helping each child to fulfill his potential as a human being and of creating an environment for learning within which children will feel safe, cherished, and empowered.
Facilitate The "Match" Between the Learner and Knowledge: Montessori teachers are trained to identify the best response to the changing interests and needs of each child as a unique individual. Because they truly accept that children learn in many different ways and at their own pace, Montessori educators understand that they must “follow the child,” adjusting their strategies and timetable to fit the development of each of their pupils.
Environmental Engineer: Montessori teachers organize appropriate social settings and academic programs for children at their own level of development. They do this to a large degree through the design of the classroom, selection and organization of learning activities, and structure of the day.
Brittany graduated from Crandall University in 2013 with her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English. She also obtained her Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education in 2014, and her Montessori Casa/Kindergarten Diploma in 2015. She has been involved in the Montessori school since 2010 and is treasuring the experience of connecting with the children and families on both an academic and personal level. She is excited to be fulfilling the role of Program Administrator and of overseeing the Montessori approach in each of the classrooms.
Mélissa has obtained her Early Childhood Education at the Dieppe Community College in June 2015. She is from Saint-Charles de Kent but has recently moved to Dieppe. She would love to continue her studies in the future with a focus on children with special needs. Mélissa is so happy to be starting her new adventure here as a new member of the Montessori Dieppe family!
Martine LeBlanc obtained her Diploma of Early Childhood Education Developmental Services at the Nova Scotia Teachers College. Since then, she operated a home daycare for several years and was also a teacher’s assistant for a number of years at the public schools. She is a very proud mother of two daughters.
Jessica graduated from Oulton College in 2015 with a Diploma in Child and Youth Care. She joined the Montessori Dieppe team in 2015 and is very excited to fulfill her passion, which is to work with children. She is a hard worker and always tries to better herself. During her personal time, she enjoys listening to music and watching movies. She also values her friends and family very much and loves to spend time with them.
Suzanne has enjoyed many years of working and volunteering with children in a school setting. She is very happy to be a part of the Montessori Dieppe team and is looking forward to doing many crafts and activities with the children throughout the year.
Shari has been the proud owner of Montessori Dieppe since 2013. Julie has been the school's Administrative Assistant since 2013 as well. Shari and Julie are both proud mothers of two young children each. They work closely together on the school's administration.