University of Delaware - College of Education & Human Development

A Delicate Task: Teaching and Learning

This day long workshop introduces the merits of the Montessori method to people who are new to the philosophy and provides an opportunity for Montessori teachers to reenergize as they think deeply about their approach to the basic tenets of the Montessori philosophy. Dr. Catherine McTamaney, award winning Montessori teacher and Director of Undergraduate Education at Vanderbilt University, will lead us through Maria Montessori’s tendencies of humans offering a framework for understanding human development through eleven unique traits that influence us across our lifetimes. This workshop will introduce the tendencies, detailing how they are visible in the environments we prepare for children and, equally importantly, the way we lead our lives as adults. Building from lessons learned in Dr. McTamaney's book, The Tao of Montessori, we will consider structures through which we can think about our spiritual preparation as teachers and increase our compassion for children and each other on the path.

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Training Info




A Delicate Task: Teaching and Learning





Available Seats


Total Hours


Intended Audience

All Early Childhood Professionals


Wilmington Montessori
1400 Harvey Rd
Wilmington DE 19810
New Castle County

Sponsoring Organization


Additional Information

8am registration - 3:30 pm Cost is $55 per person (includes Continental Breakfast at registration and lunch w/ vegetarian option). Registration deadline: Friday, February 8, 2013. $70 at the door after February 8, 2013. Please contact Janette Henry to insure availability. ( Email: or call 302-234-1240)

Content Area


Child/Youth Development


Other development;


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Past Sessions

Date 02/15/2013
Time 8:00 AM
Hours 5.5

= Reading
= Writing
= Observation
= Test/quiz
= Physical Activity

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