I first encountered Sybil Taylor in August 2011 when I went to meet with her to discuss the possibility of training at Newborough Teacher Training Institute.
I had heard a lot of positive things about her, both as an individual and as a teacher, and I can say, after that first meeting, I knew that everything I had heard was indeed true.
My first encounter with Paul Cedrone was the evening of the first class in September and I knew, from that moment, that this was going to be a very enjoyable year.
Both Sybil and Paul are very passionate about what they do, and they hold very high standards for themselves in teaching us as students. As the weeks turned into months, I knew that, with the training I was receiving from them, I was going to become the best teacher that I could possibly be. I always felt that I could ask questions without feeling self conscious, and I was always comfortable, even when I made mistakes.
Both Sybil and Paul teach not only because they love it, but also because they are extremely good at it. If you are considering taking a course in the Montessori Early Childhood Education, I believe this is the course that you should take. As the years progress, I believe that you will begin to hear people say "The students that graduate from the Newborough Teacher Training Institute do so at the highest standard, and we are lucky to be able to employ them"
Good luck as you embark on your Montessori path, believe me when I say that you are in for the ‘ride of your life’
2012 Newborough Teacher Training Institute Graduate (with Honours)
"The man who does not live in an adaptive environment can neither develop his faculties nor learn to know himself." Dr. Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method of Education builds the individual and leads him on the path of life with confidence and independence. The Method has endured because it allows all children to pass through well-defined stages to maturity.
The Learning Environment
The Prepared Environment contains materials and activities, which are designed to attract and motivate the child.
All materials and activities are meticulously selected and carefully placed in the Prepared Environment so that they meet the needs of the children at each stage of development.
The Montessori teacher (directress) is aware of each child in the classroom, knows their developmental needs, understands their strengths and weaknesses and guides each child on his personal path of discovery.
Montessori teachers create an environment suited to the nature of the children that allows them the freedom to interact with their environment. The Montessori teacher's role is to observe the children in order to meet their daily needs and to be a guide and facilitator to the children in their own search for perfection.