West Seattle Montessori School Lecture Is Tonight

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West Seattle Montessori School (which is moving to White Center this spring) is hosting a guest expert speaker tonight, who will speak on the topic of Montessori education.

John Chattin-McNichols will speak tonight (Thursday, Mar. 5th) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the American Legion Hall, which is located at 3618 SW Alaska Street in West Seattle (map below).

The event is sponsored by the West Seattle Montessori School and is free to the public.

John Chattin-McNichols took his Montessori teacher training for ages 6-12 years in Bergamo, Italy, in 1970-71. He got his first job at a Montessori school in 1968.

One of his lecturers and his final examiner was Mario Montessori, the son of Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori method of education.

Maria Montessori once said: “Education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment.”

Chattin-McNichols has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Child Development and Early Education.

He is a Past President of the American Montessori Society and the author of The Montessori Controversy.

He is an associate professor and department chair at Seattle University, where he has taught for 28 years.

He is a Fulbright lecturer and has spoken about Montessori in many countries around the world.

For more information, please contact West Seattle Montessori School at 206-935-0427.

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