The montessori directress called a “directress” by montessori method founder dr maria montessori (back in the day when teachers were mostly women), and sometimes known as a “guide,” the montessori teacher plays many roles as she directs, or guides, her students.
The role of the montessori directress in a montessori classroom the place of the traditional teacher is held by a fully trained montessori director or directress montessori directresses typically have a normal teacher qualification as well as an additional one-year full-time montessori teacher education diploma. The montessori directress usually has the qualification of a normal teacher but she also has the qualification of a one year teacher education diploma the directress is a guide for the children during the process of self-development.
A montessori teacher is a skilled observer through careful observation, the montessori teacher comes to know each student’s interests, learning style, and temperament she understands the student’s developmental needs, and is receptive to his “sensitive periods,” when he is most ready to learn a new concept or skill.
The montessori directress the directress the directress does not teach in the traditional sense the child is introduced to learning experiences which answer the child’s special needs and which allow the child to explore and learn at their own rate the teacher acts as a go-between or catalyst and affirms the child’s growth within the. Directress / founder mrs sharon has a masters as well as a bachelor of science in early childhood education from neumann university she has also obtained her montessori certification from montessori centre international sharon team teaches in the primary classroom, poohville, with mrs barbara.
Role of the directress or guide 'historically, the designation for the lead teacher in a montessori classroom some schools still refer to the lead teacher as “guide” in montessori education, the role of the instructor is to direct or guide individual children to purposeful activity based upon the instructor’s observation of each child’s readiness. The montessori teacher and her role: learning more about the method working as a guide and facilitator, the montessori teacher creates a well-prepared montessori environment and an atmosphere of learning and inquisitiveness designed to move students from one activity and level to the next. The montessori directress is responsible for providing a montessori classroom/instructional program that supports the individual and group needs of the children and works in partnership with parents and fellow colleagues.
“the role of the montessori directress resembles more that of a guardian angel than a teacher of the old type” – maria montessori: her life & work the directress is a critical component to the classroom, considered the dynamic link between the child and his environment. Monique’s montessori day nursery is an meab full day-care accredited nursery in chipstead near sevenoaks, kent we are looking for a full time (38 hours a week) montessori directress (with 2-5 year olds) to join a team of committed, dedicated practitioners working in a homely and friendly environment, with supportive parents and delightful children.