British Montessori International stands for maintaining and propagating
the culture of the Montessori environment and education system all around the globe
Strong enthusiastic faculties build up a bunch of trained guides or teachers as part of BMI’s mission to facilitate and nurture the children in the Montessori environment. BMI provides multilevel certificate programmes like Diploma in Montessori Method of Education, Advanced Diploma in Montessori Method of Education. International Diploma in Montessori Method of Education. International Advanced Diploma in Montessori Method of Education, Certificate program in early childhood homeschooling education
This is the fundamental module for the child in learning the Montessori method of education. Practical life helps in the development of character and behaviour of the child. Practical Life skills helps to find out the child’s intrinsic abilities, intelligent quotient and emotional quotient. It helps to motivate the child easily and practically. The Guide can identify the mode learning of the child by observing his/her visual, auditory or kinesthetic inclinations. Every child gets personal attention and growth through this method of Education. It develops the positive attitude of the child, instils good Habits, makes the child more responsible of his personal life, improves concentration, observation skills, attention span, independence and order of life.
Sensorial activities help the children to acquire the power of discrimination, comparison, matching, and differentiation. It helps to sharpen the Smell, taste, sound, touch and feel with the practical assistance of sensorial equipment. Colour, size, shape, quality, quantity, texture, weight and sounds are the base of senses activities. It helps in the intellectual development of the child and systematically laying the foundation stone for Language, Mathematics, geometry, Geography, Sociology, Botany, art and music.
Language is treated with the utmost importance in the Montessori classroom. Our teachers start with a phonics-based approach to learning the basics: sounds, vowels, and consonants. For preschool students, this also means learning through sight words and sounding out sentences through consistent practice. Children can easily acquire the skills of language naturally and correctly. It is interesting to learn language under the Montessori method using the Pink, Blue and Green colour coding scheme.
Montessori math gives children visual and tactile representations of the numbers they are working with. With this foundation, children as young as 4 can be observed in a Montessori classroom working out addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with numbers in the thousands! Montessori math uses the golden bead material, number rods and sandpaper numerals; Once a child is able to build a visual representation of a number, the beads are used to teach basic operations. Young children are able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers into the thousands using this material.
It is the combination of all subjects like History, Botany, Geography, Zoology and involves Practical learning using Globe and models. It includes learning about living and nonliving things, animals, plants, creatures, birds and nature, climate, seasons, day, night and other environments. Children learn about countries, states, land, water and continents.
Teachers are taught how to teach Planting, Molding, dance, music, drama, art and literature. They learn to make handy crafts, puzzles, scrap recycling and manufacturing tiny tots.
Creative learning activity enables the child to develop curiosity, imaginary power, ability of expression, Communication skills and development of ideas. Every child is unique but the activity makes them more specific in their actions and character. It enables the child’s all-round development.
Teacher students are given practice in all five areas including extra creative activities like class room management, child Character and behaviour, Observation techniques, Personal and Professional Management, Administration management, edu-tech Learning environment management.
File works, project works, practical and theoretical training practices included.
Courses in Montessori teacher training
1. Diploma in Montessori early childhood education (0-6 years)
The BMI diploma in Montessori early childhood education (2-6 years) is known for its high quality and standards. The hands-on Montessori teacher training provides the framework and tools for successfully teaching at any school, anywhere in the world.
This course is suitable for students wishing to work with or to teach children from 2 to 6 years of age. It will give them a deep grounding of the Montessori principles, philosophy, teaching aids and tools, the Montessori environment and the role of the Montessori Directress or teacher.
The course covers Montessori principal and philosophy, Montessori exercises of practical life, sensorial education, language, phonics and grammar, art and music, mathematics, cultural subjects: geography, botany, zoology and history.
2. Diploma in Montessori Elementary Education (6-12 years)
Elementary aged children typically can be characterised by their curious minds, their ability to abstract and imagine, their moral and social orientation and their energy for research and exploration. Elementary children work in small, mixed-age groups on a variety of projects which spark the imagination, engage the intellect, and develop their reasoning abilities.
Elementary studies build knowledge through an in-depth study of the world and how it works. Studies are integrated across disciplines that include geography, biology, history, language, mathematics, science, music, and other forms of artistic expression. Exploration of each area is augmented by the children, who organise visits beyond the confines of the classroom to gain real-life knowledge from community resources, such as the library, planetarium, botanical garden, science centre, factory, hospital, etc. This approach fosters a feeling of connectedness to humanity and encourages children’s natural desire to make a contribution to the world.
The elementary school environment is for children ages 6 through 12. Sometimes the children are divided into two groups of 6 to 9 and 9 to 12 and sometimes all six years interact in one environment.
3. Diploma in Montessori Adolescent Education (12-18)
For the 12 to 18-year-olds Maria Montessori had a special environment in mind. Because adolescents are in a special stage of life, on the threshold of adulthood, the environment should reflect all aspects of adult life and provide opportunities, not only to pursue academic interests but also participate in real adult practical work in a social setting as close to a real society as possible. Through experiences of everyday life and its responsibilities, the adolescents will practice what it takes to become a contributing member of a wider society.
This experience includes an initiation into economics and an understanding of its importance for everyday life. Another important aspect of the environment is that it should put the adolescents in close contact with nature in order to instill an appreciation and understanding of the responsibility of the planet on which we live and are a part of.
The school for adolescents is for young people ages 12 through 18. Sometimes the young people are divided into two groups of 12 to 15 and 15 to 18 and sometimes all six years interact in one environment, depending upon the size of the school.
4. Certificate course in Montessori Homeschooling (0-6 years)
BMI offers an online 3 month certificate course in the Montessori Homeschooling method. In this course you will learn how to homeschool your child in the early years using early brain development tools designed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Being a certified homeschooler makes homeschooling easier and more precise.
Along with online classes, BMI will support by providing with homeschooling kits which includes Montessori materials designed specifically for household use along with carefully thought Homeschooling worksheets designed by BMI trainers.