Healthy Beginnings Montessori Professional Development: November 2014 Training Recap

Our Team Building Teacher Workshop was a great success this last Saturday! We had a wonderful group of teachers, those who traveled from all over Texas and a few from our very own school. We discussed the positive effects of team building, including the components that make up a prepared environment, successful communication/collaboration amongst staff members, and tips on how to improve the quality of your classroom while strengthening classroom management. Each participant walked away with a better knowledge of how to add these practical skills to their own classroom environment, including 9 continuing education hours towards their professional development. Such an informative workshop!

A few photos highlighting moments from the workshop…

Ms. Tami (trainer), discussing the importance of the prepared environment.

Ms. Tami (trainer), discussing the importance of the prepared environment.

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Brainstorming blueprints for the layout of a prepared Montessori classroom.

Brainstorming blueprints for the layout of a prepared Montessori classroom.

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The teams presented their final blueprints for their "dream" Montessori classroom, showing all the components that make up a truly prepared environment.

The teams presented their final blueprints for their “dream” Montessori classroom, illustrating all the components that make up a truly prepared environment.

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Lunch is served!

We discussed the advantages vs. challenges of working in a team.

We discussed the advantages vs. challenges of working as a member of a team.

Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for upcoming workshops; we hope to host one every quarter next year!