Hi forbiddinpluto! I am curious about your screen name, is it something to do with the theatre? What a cool perspective to go into training from. The great thing about M is that you bring your own interests and style into the materials and lessons. You have the Bachelors so you can go into training and get a M.Ed. from Loyola in Baltimore (fabulous program/also M training center) all in one year! It's a big time committment, but well worth it. I was very thouroughly prepared from my training. Go AMI! I can recommend a few good trainers/training centers if you are interested. It continues to be a dynamic and creative practice, 8 years later. I came to M from Anthropology and Music. The music program is so incredible, children can learn perfict pitch at this age.
When I was young, I performed as TinyTim in the CHristmas Carol at our community theater (my one great performance). One of our exercise was leading one another around blindfolded. This is one of the integral practices in Children's House for developing social cohesion and sensitivity to sound. Maybe you will discover more connections with theater.
You may be interested in the elementary level as this involves the great lessons which are quite dramatic. In Primary it is helpful to have some entertaining skills at the beginning of the year. As the children become independent in the environment, they are the ones who become the act-ors and act-resses.
Check out the montessori-AMI.org site to get a list of all their training centers in the US and around the world, NAMTA has job listings. I've seen offers for sponsorship there. You might even contact a school that you are interested in working for and let the know you are looking for a school to sponsor you. This may also refer to the 4 week practice teaching phase of the training. There are so many expanding M communities in Florida, Illinois, California, Ohio, New York. Are you interested in a particular area? What about Thailand or Japan?
Good luck finding a school, keep us posted.
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