Professional Learning

Professional Learning

8th March 2019

We invite you to attend this workshop and parent talk with Dr Laura Flores Shaw! This is a wonderful opportunity to listen to such a well known and regarded speaker. Please see the flyers for details  mta workshop 8th march 2019 flyer(1) or mta parent talk 12th march 2019 flyer

Dr. Laura Flores Shaw is the lead editor, writer, and founder of White Paper Press, an education company focused on increasing the scientific knowledge of educators and parents. She received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, where she is also an adjunct professor, specializing in mind, brain, and teaching. Previously, Dr. Shaw briefly worked as a family systems therapist in the public-school system where she realized her desire to work on the prevention rather than intervention side of mental health. That led her to revive a failing Montessori school where she created environments that allow children to flourish. In 2014, she left school administration to focus on advocating for educational and parenting frameworks that can improve the lives of children and their families. Dr. Shaw’s current research focuses on exploration of pedagogical constructs in practice and how teachers’ knowledge of such constructs influences their teacher efficacy beliefs and, hence, their behaviours with students. She also seeks to align the field of education with the research on sensorimotor development, as it is intertwined with the development of cognition and executive functions. Dr. Shaw writes, speaks, and consults internationally on education, brain development, parenting, and organizational behaviour.


Friday 10th November 2017



Please see the flyer for our latest Professional Learning opportunity- half a day focussing on digital technology and half on Gifted and Talented education. Please complete the registration page and return to us with payment-we hope to see you all there.

Click for the flyer – MTA November 2017




10th November 2017

On Friday 10th November teachers, Principals and Business Managers attended our Professional Development day. We had a great turnout for each of the sessions, with 24 teachers attending a morning session with Kylie Bice (Growing up Greatness) on how best to support the gifted and talented student in a Montessori environment; and an afternoon session with Paul Smargiassi (Practical PD) on incorporating digital technology in the classroom. The Principals and Business Managers met to discuss a variety of issues facing schools.



Morning tea and lunch provided some great opportunities for catching up with representatives from other schools!