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We are bringing you the opportunity to join us for the 8th year as we support the family festival Strings for Children!
Tickets are going to be released on March 26th, 2017.
For more information, please go to: www.strunydetem.cz.
On Tuesday, October 25, we would like to invite all Duhovka parents to meet with Betsy Coe, who is the main lecturer at the Montessori training for our teachers. During the meeting, which will take place at school and will start at 5:30pm, you will be introduced to what the training looks like, what its content is, and what impact it should have on the operation of the school. The meeting will be in English but will be translated into Czech.
As one of the partners, Duhovka brings a unique one-week workshop World Peace Game by John Hunter to Prague.
What is the World Peace Game?
The World Peace Game is an activity aimed at elementary school pupils (aged 9-15 years), which simulates decision making processes on fundamental world issues. During the game the children by themselves solve national issues, nuclear or oil contamination, species extinction, economic crises and also wars. The complete game lasts up to 12 weeks and the impacts of decisions may occur even after a long time. The children learn to look beyond short-sighted reactions and impulsive thinking and instead to think in a long-term, more consequential way. Even though it is not a Montessori activity, it is a perfect complement to our “Peace Education” curriculum.
John Hunter, the Lecture
John Hunter is a teacher from Virginia, USA. He travelled during his university studies and learned Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts during his stay in India. As a teacher, he was most interested in thoughts, how to teach children importance of peace in our violent world. He started discovering the solution in 1978, when he started teaching at Richmond High School and introduced his class to the World Peace Game for the first time. Since then he has developed and grew the game. He taught the children and also himself, how much the peace is important, and that it is really possible to achieve it. And that everyone can help with that. A couple of years ago John Hunter was one of the main speakers at the AMS conference in the USA. "It is not just a game, it is a life lesson which both pupils and teachers need", says John Hunter.
When and where?
Monday to Friday, 7 – 11 November 2016, Duhovka Institute premises, Boleslavova 1, Prague 4
On Saturday, 5 November 2016 the first Czech Montessori Teachers Conference shall take place. It is a one-day event aimed at Montessori teachers and specialists in the field. The topic of this conference is the prepared environment for children aged 0-12 years. The event is organised by Montessori Institute Prague, and Duhovka is one of its partners.
"The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult." (Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood, 1966)
During the morning block of lectures you can look forward to a talk by and experience of our methodologist Dorothy Paul who will focus on the prepared environment for children aged 3-6 years.
We believe that this conference shall be a unique opportunity to draw inspiration, to meet Montessori colleagues from around the Czech Republic and to share knowledge that we have so far acquired in our Montessori practice.
The conference programme and useful information to be found here.
When and where?
Contact person at Duhovka
Dear parents, colleagues, our dear students,
Thank you for your cooperation in the past school year, we wish you a long summer and we look forward to welcoming you again on Monday, September 5, 2016!
that due to the ongoing reconstruction of our school office hours are limited. Before visiting the school, please contact our office manager Mrs. Rutová (728 211 093) or Mrs. Klabíková (602 727 668). Thank you for your understanding!
M. Rutová, M. Klabíková
Duhovka Institute is honored to welcome Dr. Joyce Pickering to Prague. Dr. Pickering is the President of the Board of Directors of American Montessori Society and recipient of the AMS Living Legacy award.
Dr. Pickering is a globally respected professional in Montessori education with a focus on children with learning differences. On Tuesday, April 19, Dr. Pickering will present a lecture for teachers, administrators, and parents on how to work with children with learning differences in Montessori classrooms. More info here.