CMLPSo, I am just wondering, Montessori teachers out there, do any of you find it boring being in a classroom with kids?
You will definately NOT be bored in the classroom. This is not a traditional setting class, so there is always something new to see in your children, as you are following the children and are amazed by their growth. In a traditonal setting the teacher is the "centerstage", in the montessori classroom the children are.Is someone with 2 university degrees (political science and law) going to to be bored in this environment?
Same here, with university degrees. Also I was always knowledgeable about montessori before baby, and was able to pursue getting certified when the course was offered locally, so took the opportunity. The great thing was I am able to apply my degrees in this setting as well. And you will too, as a degreed teacher you have that 'background" of liberal arts, education, training, research, and the growth, confidence and all the benefits of experience in another field that you will be able to bring to the classroom. And also this will be a BIG PLUS for parents.And what about studying it? I have seen those big binders of studies that AMI students have to prepare (there is a term of art for them but I forget what it is). It looks really hard. Is it super tedious? Did you find it all really interesting or what is just the means to an end?
I loved the entire yearlong training. And I took it very seriously, not just trying to make it through, but actually "learning" it. Yes the binders are necessary, you will truly see why at the end of your training, as they are YOUR RESOURCE. I just completed my synthesis project and I a wonderful time doing it. The reading assignments were also good. In fact, I would recommend keeping them organized and ready for future reference. Also as a bookworm, you will devour all of the montessori books as well.I guess I am thinking that it is perhaps entirely possible that I love the intellectual study of the subject but actually doing it could be an entirely different matter.
Yes, if you have an innate love of learning, and believe that you can have different interest at different times in your life, than go for it !! Who says you can't have more than one career ! and you can always go back to a previous one. Take the advantage, have some fun, go for it !!
As for me, I hope to open a school of my own !!! Now that will bring in all of my educational training from over the years.
For you, think of all you can do with a law degree and a teaching degree !!!
Good luck to you, enjoy !!
One more thing, I am assuming that the money is terrible but do you find the hours to be pretty good?[/QUOTE]