"The Genius of Montessori"
Guest Presenter: Phyllis Pottish-Lewis
Thursday, March 26, 6:30pm
Many education activists are deeply concerned with the state of the public education system and are struggling to establish consistent educational standards. Unfortunately, these well-intended efforts fail to achieve their goal because they are not anchored in an understanding of the child, resulting in oft-changing and unsuccessful educational constructs. In contrast, Dr. Montessori’s educational plan for the child has endured for over a century because she approached the development of the child not as an educator, but as a scientist. Her ideas and principles for human development were founded on her astute observations of universal tendencies that characterize children of all times. Educators and parents will find this presentation informative and enlightening!
Ms. Phyllis Pottish-Lewis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola College in Maryland. She holds both primary and elementary diplomas from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). She has over 37 years of teaching experience with children ranging in ages from three to twelve and 28 years of lecturing on AMI elementary courses. Ms. Pottish-Lewis has been the Director of Training for the AMI Elementary Training Courses held at the Montessori Institute of San Diego and the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota. Presently she is active consulting AMI schools and teachers around the world and is a current faculty member at the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee.