"In her duty of guiding a child in using the material, a teacher must make a distinction between two different periods. In the first she puts the child in contact with the material and initiates him in its use. In the second she intervenes to enlighten a child who has already succeeded in distinguishing differences through his own spontaneous efforts." Dr. Maria Montessori
Dr. Maria Montessori - The Guides Responsibilities
"Before such attention and concentration have been attained, the teacher must learn to control herself so that the child's spirit shall be free to expand and show its powers; the essence of her duty is not to interrupt the child in his efforts. This is a moment in which the delicacy of the teacher's moral sensitiveness, acquired during her training, comes into play. She must learn that it is not easy to help, nor even, perhaps, to stand still and watch. Even when helping and serving the children, she must not cease to observe them, because the birth of concentration in a child is as delicate a phenomenon as the bursting of a bud into bloom. But she will not be watching with the aim of making her presence felt, or of helping the weaker ones by her own strength. She observes in order to recognize the child who has attained the power to concentrate and to admire the glorious rebirth of his spirit." (Dr. Maria Montessori, 'The Absorbent Mind', Clio Press, 248)
Montessori at Roseborough has an immediate opening for an Elementary guide.
Beyond the work in the classroom, the Elementary guide will direct the children in school community events. Walking field trips and local community participation, as well as going outs, are all part of our thriving Elementary program. Staff and children walk to our charming downtown, a nearby scenic lake, shops, lovely parks, inviting nature trails, library and art center. The 9-12-year-old children also participate in an annual trip to Sea Camp in the Florida Keys. We enjoy the participation of our staff and families in our efforts to build a strong school community!
A bachelor’s degree is required. An AMI diploma is highly desirable. We will consider a Montessori teacher in training. Salary is based upon experience and education level.
Would you like to join our team? We are always looking for exceptional individuals to join our team.