Sharlet J. McClurkin:
- Director of Montessori Plus School and Teacher Preparation of WA for thirty-six years.
- MACTE commissioner for three years.
- International trainer in China, Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines and Sri Lanka;
- Current director and trainer for over seventy teachers-in-training in Kent, WA.
Five-hour lecture, with “question and answers”
Sharlet McClurkin will paint a picture of joyful learning and respectful speech in this seminar. She will show in words, songs and actions how to rise above the challenges of the Montessori classroom and keep one’s calm and vision for the children.
The Montessori Language of Respect seminar will show the non-conventional language and methods of the Montessori teacher while working with children in a group activity or in the open classroom. Mrs. McClurkin will also show adults how to present transition and songs of respect and self-confidence to children. She will discuss the impact of negative words and phrases, as well as ordering and questioning, in the young child’s life.
The adults will learn how to listen to children with empathy and how to phrase a deep concern or feeling in a positive way. They will also see special lessons in “grace and courtesy” that encourage an atmosphere of love and respect in the classroom.
Mrs. McClurkin will present problem scenarios, discuss “whose problem it is” and how to respond to the children in an authentic and human, yet respectful manner.
STARS’ hours available upon request.
Upon request. Suggested timeframe: 9 am to 12 noon; 1-3 pm
Montessori schools, upon request.
Cost: To Be Arranged