Teaching Practice is a valuable time when the student is be able to see how the principles of Montessori education are put into practice. It is also a time for the student to develop skills and talents as a Montessori teacher, a period when the student will be actively involved in teaching young children and practising their skills. The focus during teaching practice is on the student’s personal and professional learning. It is a time when the student establishes and builds upon the productive dialogue with the tutor by being pro-active and asking questions, and acting upon advice given. Additionally, the student will be thinking about why certain activities were more (or less) successful than others, and ensuring recording of analysis for the Teaching Practice File
Teaching practice aims to equip students with the skills, experiences and understanding required to plan, deliver and assess the Montessori curriculum for children from two and a half to six years of age. It provides students with opportunities to demonstrate progress in developing the professional attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding required of a Montessori practitioner. Upon successful completion of teaching practice students should be able to demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour expected from a Montessori practitioner and the ability to pass such values on to children in their care.