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Montessori Teacher

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Montessori Teacher
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€18 - 28 
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Last Updated: March, 2017

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Works with the pre-school development of children using the theories and practices of Dr. Maria Montessori.


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Dr Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was the first woman physician in Italy. She went on to become a world famous Educator and Psychologist. She founded the Association Montessori International (A.M.I) in 1929 which is the recognised international authority on Montessori education and directs studies in affiliated teacher-training institutions on four continents.

The Montessori/Early Years Teacher prepares an environment that provides activities through which a child is awakened to the realities and demands of his/her culture, time and place. These activities take into consideration the manifestation of how innate abilities are at the time equipping the child for self-development. The Teacher is the link between the child and his/her environment. She/he supports and guides the child in cognitive self-construction.

 


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.

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Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.

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Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.

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Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

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Read books to entire classes or to small groups.

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Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.

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Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

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Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.

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Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.

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Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Thinking Creatively:  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Assisting and Caring for Others:  Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:  Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:  Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

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Scheduling Work and Activities:  Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:  Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Education and Training:  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Psychology:  Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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Public Safety and Security:  Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Learning Strategies:   Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Social Perceptiveness:   Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Time Management:   Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Service Orientation:   Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Young children are very impressionable and often learn very quickly. As a teacher, you need to be aware, therefore, of your own behaviour, as you may be used as a role model. Children in the early stages of academic development demand a lot from their teachers both intellectually and physically. They often ask challenging questions that are sometimes difficult to answer so you need patience and tolerance.

You also need to be an effective communicator so you can establish a good working relationship with the children. However, not all children will respond positively so you will need to use discipline to maintain order.


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To become a registered Montessori teacher, you must meet certain qualifications requirements.

After 01 April 2013, an undergraduate Montessori Qualification is required, which has been taken over a minimum period of three years of full time study (or equivalent) at a minimum of Level 8 on the NFQ, and carrying at least 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.

Under Department of Education and Skills regulations, such teachers are eligible for employment as a teacher in restricted school settings, i.e. in certain categories of special schools and in certain classes in mainstream schools where Irish is not a curricular requirement.

For full detail see Regulation Three of the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2009 p.11 [click here to view]. 

A number of institutions offer Montessori training at diploma and degree level in Ireland including:

  • The St. Nicholas Montessori College, (Dun Laoighre, Cork and Limerick)
  • Mount St Mary's, Milltown, Dublin;
  • The Montessori Education Centre, Dublin 1.  

Last Updated: October, 2014


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Organisation: Irish Montessori Education Board
  Address: Kingston House, 64 Patrick's Dtreet, Dun Laoighre, Co. Dublin
  Tel: 01 - 280 5705
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