Teacher Training and Exchange

When Friends of Morazán (FoM) was established in 1996, preschool teachers in Puerto Morazán expressed their desire to bring the Montessori method of education into their schools.  To help make this happen, FoM provides Montessori teacher training and organises teacher exchanges between Puerto Morazán and The Clifton Children’s House Montessori Preschool in Bristol.

Through funding from FoM, Preschool teachers from Puerto Morazán joined others in Leon, the regional capital for two days training in storytelling techniques and use of related teaching materials.

In Puerto Morazan the parents are very pleased with their children’s learning. One teacher claims that the education her child recieves is ‘fundamental and very important’. Another parent wishes for the support from Friends of Morazan to remain strong so that they ‘keep having successes with pre school education as wthis method helps the children to work independently both at school and at home’

Roz Payne from The Clifton Children’s House visits Puerto Morazán to bring new Montessori materials and provide training.These videos show a Montessori preschool in Puerto Morazán in action

Watch these videos below to see Montessori in action in Puerto Morazan.

 

Peer-to-Peer Training

Following on from their recent trip to Costa Rica, Cándida, Brenda and Yasmina have been receiving further training from some of the more experienced Montesorri teachers in Puerto Morazan. The training sessions are carried out once a month with the aim of helping the newer teachers develop and expand the skills which they have obtained through their training so far. This is a relatively new initiative, but the feedback so far has been very positive.

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Yasmina (left), who works at Escuela San Francisco, learning how to work correctly with the Montessori Materials

 

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Anna Julia (left) is one of the most experienced Montessori teachers. Here she is helping to train Brenda, who works at the newly built Escuela Brian Lambert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Training Trip to Costa Rica

In August, Friends of Morazán paid for three teachers to go to Costa Rica to receive specialist training in a Montessori School. Cándida, Brenda and Yasmina spent 8 days working closely with the Costa Rican teachers, both observing and participating in classes and training exercises. The training was a huge success and the teachers returned to Morazán with new skills and ideas. All 3 thank everyone who made their trip possible.

Cándida receiving training from one of the Costan Rican teachers on how to use materials correctly

Cándida receiving training from one of the Costan Rican teachers on how to use materials correctly

Yasmina, Brenda and Cándida learn to make their own materials

Yasmina, Brenda and Cándida learn to make their own materials

Brenda working with one of the children in the school

Brenda working with one of the children in the school

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