Elementary Guide - Dracut
Atlas Academy, Dracut MA
Lower Elementary (6-9 years)
We are seeking a Montessori Elementary Guide, with an independent and upbeat spirit, to join our culture of authentic scientific pedagogy.
At Atlas Academy, we don’t “use” Montessori, we “do” it, by making observation and experimentation part of our daily practice.
AMI or AMS Montessori Training certificate from a MACTE approved training course
MA EEC Preschool Teacher certificate.
Independence - we look for guides who can think for themselves
Curiosity - we look for guides who are curious to learn more about their students and about the Montessori Method
Enthusiasm - we look for guides who get excited about their work, and it shows
Love - we look for guides who love their work, love the Montessori Method, love their students, and love their own lives.
Natural Development: This is our term for the aim or purpose of education. We believe that human development is a natural process, but that does not mean that it is automatic and it does not mean that it is unerring.
Scientific Pedagogy: This is the method by which we seek to help children to develop naturally. Maria Montessori called her method “scientific pedagogy”; it was others who coined it as the “Montessori Method”. The method consists of two parts: (1) observation and (2) experimentation. First, we observe the children within a prepared environment, and then we experiment by making changes to the environment–all with the aim of giving children what they need to develop.
Mike Gustafson, M.Ed.