Alicia Smith - Visual Strategies in a Montessori Classroom

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Alicia Smith - Visual pedagogy project for M333 "Art Experiences for Elementary Generalists", Spring 2012 at Indiana University Bloomington. Instructor Hallie DeCatherine Jones.

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Alicia Smith - Visual Strategies in a Montessori Classroom

  1. 1. Visual Strategies in aMontessori Classroom By: Alicia Smith M333 Spring 2012 Hallie Jones, Tuesdays 8:30-10:30
  2. 2. Why This Topic?? vs.
  3. 3. Human Tendencies Activity Work Communication Repetition Orientation Order Exactness
  4. 4. Basic Montessori Ideas Manipulatives Intrinsic motivation Structured, self- directedCooperative learning Multi-age Self-correcting materials Peace Ecological studies Student choice education
  5. 5. Breaking it down…
  6. 6. Learner-sized
  7. 7. Safe, Orderly, Inviting
  8. 8. Low, Open Shelves
  9. 9. Tables for Individuals/Small Groups
  10. 10. Rugs and Mats
  11. 11. Limited Decorations
  12. 12. Lines Taped or Painted – Separate Areas
  13. 13. Cubby for Belongings
  14. 14. Limited Teacher Areas
  15. 15. Sense of Order
  16. 16. Similar Materials Together
  17. 17. Materials are “All Access”
  18. 18. Self-Correcting/Error Control
  19. 19. Few Rewards/Punishments
  20. 20. Open Space
  21. 21. Larger Classrooms
  22. 22. Ground Rules/Regulations
  23. 23. Cooperation and Sense of Community
  24. 24. Multi-Aged Students
  25. 25. Peace
  26. 26. So, what does the teacher do??
  27. 27. Putting It All Together
  28. 28. Connection to M333O “Reading the Image and Viewing the Words: Languages Intertwined” – Fountas and Olson O Reciprocal relationship between visual and verbal expression and how this affects learningO “Teaching Children to Draw from Observation” – Smith O “The task is to enable children to construct their own individual drawing strategies” (role of the teacher is more of a guide, students responsible for own learning)O “You Can Hide But You Can’t Run” – Bellengee- Morris and Taylor O Integrating cultural studies into the curriculumO The “Family of Images” Handout O Importance of varied visual culture in the classroom
  29. 29. What Does This Mean for Me??
  30. 30. SourcesO Cohen, D. (1989). Montessori methods in public schools. Education Digest, 56(1), 63-66.O Components of curriculum implementation. (pp. 3-14). Retrieved from http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780137034 833/downloads/Hoover_Ch_1_p3_14.pdfO Gordon, C. (2007). Together with Montessori. (third ed.). Minneapolis: Jola Publications.O Sheikhzade, M. (n.d.). Intended, applied, and experienced null curriculum. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Education, Islamic Azad University, Orumieh, Iran. Retrieved from http://www.inter- disciplinary.net/wp- content/uploads/2011/06/sheikhzadecpaper.pdf

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