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Montessori - The Absorbent Mind; Sensitive Periods, by Cathy Wilson, Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand

About this event

This webinar will  give an overview of two key theoretical elements that underpin Montessori philosophy and practice for early childhood teachers - the Absorbent Mind and the Sensitive Periods.

The Absorbent Mind has two phases - unconscious and conscious. First a child will effortlessly pick up new information about their environments then later they will start acting with purpose in their interactions with people and their environments.

A Sensitive Period is a crucial limited time when a young child has a natural and intense desire to learn and practice a new skill.

Our host Cathy Wilson, CEO of Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ) will teach you how knowing and being aware of these elements and stages will better assist you in following each child in his or her early developmental progress. 

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If you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording after the event.

Note also that registrants who attend and complete the webinar will receive an Attendance Certificate. And we will be awarding online gift certificate door prizes at the end of the webinar.

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About your host

Cathy Wilson is the CEO of Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand. Educa has a continuing partnership with MANZ and Cathy that started almost at our inception.

Cathy has delivered numerous workshops for the Early Childhood Council, Victoria University and MANZ. She has also presented at Early Childhood Council and MANZ conferences.

Cathy has a Bachelor of Education in Teaching Early Childhood and was a deputy principal for 17 years as well as a Montessori mentor and tutor in New Zealand. 

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
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    Cathy Wilson MANZ Executive Officer @ Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand

    Cathy is CEO of MANZ, and has been advocate of Montessori and a thought leader in early education for many years.

  • Team member
    Educa Moderator Educa

    Educa is a documentation and sharing platform using Learning Stories for authentic assessment. It serves early childhood educators primarily in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.


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