Montessori for Adolescenţi

“At this point the human soul opens naturally to love. His consciousness becomes sensitive to the greatness of man and to the civilization based on the great conquests that have been made possible by human cooperation… this man is now ready to begin to live tacitly but pragmatically for other men, to dedicate his life to others, to make sacrifices, to be devoted, with the aim of protecting. This is the meaning and importance of this period: the man who lives for others is a fundamentally social being.” (Maria Montessori)

The adolescent, this unknown, must be taken into account and discovered as he is and, above all, as what he can be. Maria Montessori has an enormous amount to say about this under-explored and under-valued age, and her model of a school for adolescents could be a salvation for Romania and its children. Let’s explore this age together!

So, the time has come for the first Montessori AMI workshop for teenagers in Romania, which aims to provide a base of information and experiences with reference to Montessori theory and approach in working with teenagers (young people aged 12-18).

The target audience is all those interested in the Montessori approach to adolescence, parents, teachers in Montessori schools and professionals from all fields, including health care and social work.

The workshop provides a broad overview of adolescent life and development and a Montessori perspective on the adolescent community that participants can apply in their own communities.

The theme

Topics discussed focus on understanding adolescent developmental needs and the components of a Montessori adolescent program.

– The Montessori approach – developmental plans, human tendencies, environment and the ready adult

– Characteristics of adolescents and their needs

– Contributions of the first and second plan (0-6 years and 12-18 years respectively) to the development of the human being

– The prepared environment in support of adolescent development

– Importance of working with hands, self-expression and residential life

– Study and work centre

– Roles of adults in a community of adolescents: Generalists/specialists

– Outcomes of the third plan

Period: 14-17 March 2024


Thursday and Friday: 13.00 – 19.00

Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 – 14.00

Location: Montessori Institute of Bucharest, 71 Stirbei Voda street, 1st floor, sector 1, Bucharest

Price: 450 euro

Register by filling in this form.

Participants will receive an AMI certificate of attendance upon completion of the workshop.

Jenny Höglund is an AMI trainer for 6-12 year olds. She holds AMI diplomas for 3-6 years and 6-12 years. Jenny is co-founder at Montessoriskolan Lära för livet in Sweden (1995) and has worked with 6-12 year olds and teenagers for over 23 years and as school director since 2006. Jenny has been teaching at the Centre in Bergamo, Italy since 2006 and offers courses and workshops about teenagers in many countries around the world.