KHT Montessori’s 12-Month Online Course Giveaway

Karen Tyler’s KHT Montessori 12 month online course will begin on September 12, 2016. She is offering one of my readers tuition which includes all of the teaching albums. I am currently a student in her class and it having a wonderful learning experience. I like the Montessori method as it has teaching albums with lessons, a philosophy, respects children, emphasizes peace and manners, doesn’t use worksheets or rely on flashcards, can be done at home, many of the materials can be made DIY, and no prizes are necessary as children are internally motivated with this system. It can be used at home, homeschool, daycare, or public school. 

KHT Montessori’s 12-Month Online Course Giveaway

I As a former elementary teacher of 28 years, despite two masters degrees and National Board Certification, I continue to learn so many more things that would have helped former students. I do continue to keep my MN teaching certificate up to date and take online classes to be current, although retired. Why be out of the education loop? It is all still so interesting to me. And my secret goal is to be a Montessori grandma. There are other grandmas in the group, as well, so I am not alone. Although a certificate is offered for taking this course and I hope to earn it, my real motivation is for learning more about the young child and the Montessori method. Many people homeschool using Montessori, and more and more public schools are incorporating the philosophy and strategies.

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New students used to enter our public school in first grade after a Montessori pre-school and kindergarten experience. Some teachers would groan when such a student was added to their class list. Right, a child who is already responsible, self-motivated, internally rewarded, used manners, enjoyed working and learning, and was considered to be a capable person was now being treated like an inferior small being and told to follow a predetermined learning schedule full of rules. That is a problem! The actual problem was there is usually not education  or workshops for public school teachers regarding the Montessori method. The Montessori children had such a language explosion of learning and showed so many capabilities that I began to wonder what they had been doing at their previous school. As I am learning by reading Montessori blogs and books, watching Montessori videos, and taking this class — they were having a profound education.

Do you know some of the famous people who attended Montessori schools? Princes Harry, William and now George in Great Britain, the founders of Google, the founder of Amazon, Anne Frank, and Melissa Gilbert to name a few. But what is different about Montessori? Why the KHT Montessori online class?

What is different about a Montessori education?

One difference I noticed right away was the Montessori stresses teaching by teaching, not by correcting. So often I have seen teachers give assignments to children who cannot do them, and then grade the work. Sometimes I had to do that myself when the curriculum had to be taught on a school district timeline. First, teaching is necessary. Do you want a child to put his or her clothes away? Teach them how to open and close the dresser drawer. Often children are directed to do things they have not been shown how to do. Montessori teaches everything from how to sit in a chair, how to set the table at a young age, how to open and close a door, and manners. Do you want a polite child? The child needs to be taught. Not simply told or lectured at, but taught.

KHT Montessori’s 12-Month Online Course GiveawayAnother difference is that Montessori stresses the need for the environment to be beautiful in that it is clean and orderly. Have you noticed Montessori shelves? They have “breathing room” and space. They are not cluttered. How much easier it is for a child to return an activity to a specified space than just stuff it in a box or overly full shelf.

I love the emphasis on child sized everything! Children have trouble with cooking if they are given adult utensils. With child-sized utensils they are able to help prepare food. Children can set the table, and arrange flowers for dinner. They do need to be taught when they are ready and not on an adult schedule. beating-egg-whites-with-child-sized-whisk

Why the KHT Montessori online class?

Have you notice and perhaps pinned the many lovely Montessori pictures on Pinterest, or read some blog posts about Montessori? That was how I began. It all looked great. But even a lovely activity and good idea cannot be forced on a child who may be in a sensitive period for learning something else. To make use of the many pins and blog post ideas, I needed more philosophy and background to understand how and when to use such materials. I can replicate a tray or rug activity, print cards, read books, and watch videos. However, I really needed a teacher/mentor to help me along the path to know why, when, and how to use the materials.

Although I have taught almost 3 decades, I am finding Karen has some of the best answers for teaching questions I have ever heard. She is an excellent teacher. Being able to access the former student Q & A, ask questions, discuss lessons with her and others in my class, and have the 12 albums and many more resources has helped me form a more complete picture of the Montessori method. There is a paradigm shift that happens when the philosophy, knowledge, strategies, and materials are learned with guidance.

We are reading and discussion other titles, as well. NutureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman was such a great read. (non-affiliate link) In the course syllabus you can see the book study titles that accompany the albums. We are reading books by and about Dr. Montessori, learning about the sensitive periods and why children absorb so much learning in specific subject areas at those time, and the need for beauty, order, and structure. Children are respected as capable people, but are not given total freedom. Follow the child is often quoted, but it means to teach them best.

What is the prize?

  • A full 12-month online certificate course (starting August 17, 2016) and a set of all 12 core KHT Montessori Teachers’ Albums from KHT Montessori. The course and albums have a retail value of $330. Additional course details can be found on the KHT Montessori website.

Who is eligible?

  • This is a worldwide giveaway open to anyone 18 and older.

How to enter:

  • Please enter on the Rafflecopter form below. If you have questions about the Rafflecopter form, take a look at this 52-second video with directions for entering through Rafflecopter.
  • To enter you may leave a blog comment saying you have checked the course syllabus page and clicked on a few teaching albums. Then use the Rafflecopter form to let me know. By the way, all the albums are included in this course giveaway. Or try one of the other entries methods. One must be used in order to win and they will be checked for completion.
  • The giveaway is open from 12:00 am Pacific Time on 08/17/16 to 12:00 am Central Standard Time on 09/05/16. All entries will be verified! GOOD LUCK!
  • The winner will be notified within 48 hours after the close of the giveaway and will have 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Wise Owl Factory (Carolyn Wilhelm) is not responsible for delivery of prize. Prize will be delivered by KHT Montessori. Prize will be delivered in the form of a code to be entered on the KHT shopping cart to receive the class and albums for free. 

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Thank you for reading, Carolyn

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.

102 Comments

  1. Kaylee 09/04/2016 at 9:52 pm

    Checked out the syllabus! Looks great.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/05/2016 at 1:09 pm

      Good! Good luck to you, Carolyn

  2. Kira 09/04/2016 at 8:07 pm

    This program seems like it will do will for my high functioning autistic son. Always love trying new ways for him to learn.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/05/2016 at 1:09 pm

      Right, it helps with many different types of learners. Good luck!

  3. Carmeli Tjahjono 09/04/2016 at 4:57 pm

    Checked the syllabus! Getting ready to homeschool my 19 months old

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/05/2016 at 1:08 pm

      Oh, how nice! Good luck!

  4. Anneliese 09/04/2016 at 1:49 pm

    Do I still have time to enter? I checked the course syllabus and really am excited about the maths and language. I am a mum in New Zealand. I have a 2 year old and 5 year old girl. My 5 year old has attended a Montessori preschool for a year and is about to go into a mainstream classroom. Our children start school on or just after their 5th birthday. Montessori schools for 6-12 are few and far between so there is really no other option. We visited her classroom and the moment I walked in I felt like crying. It was a mess and so cluttered with stuff. The polar opposite to her beautiful, organised, peaceful Montessori classroom. I felt sad. I am feeling more and more that I need to become a Montessori early childhood teacher. Even the preschools here have no parent/teacher programs. Where can we learn more??? This course would be amazing to do. Thanks, Anneliese

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/05/2016 at 1:08 pm

      Good luck, Anneliese. I have other posts about other courses I have taken regarding the Montessori approach, so you can search my blog. I know the feeling of wanting to learn more!

  5. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard 09/04/2016 at 1:08 pm

    I have checked out the syllabus page – would love to win as I am a resource teach at our Aboriginal Head Start program and I could incorporate many of the teachings – thanks for the chance to win – fingers “tightly” crossed <3 xoxo

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/05/2016 at 1:07 pm

      Good luck! Your Head Start program sounds wonderful.

  6. Rachel V 09/04/2016 at 11:29 am

    I have checked out the syllabus and months 1 and 2. This would be awesome to win. My grandma loves Montessori and swears by it.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 11:38 am

      It would be so nice for you in that case! Good luck!

  7. Erin 09/04/2016 at 9:20 am

    Checked out the syllabus…love learning more to help my children at home.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 11:39 am

      Yes, it works very well at home! Good luck!

  8. Morrighan Crowe 09/04/2016 at 8:39 am

    I have checked out the course syllabus page for KHT Montessori. I am excited about month 1.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 8:45 am

      That would be the best place to start! Good luck, Carolyn

  9. Lugbelkis Wernet 09/03/2016 at 11:29 pm

    I have seen the Course Syllabus and would love to win this to reinforce my Montessori principles and practices at home with my children.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 8:45 am

      It would be so very nice for you. Good luck!

  10. Erin 09/02/2016 at 2:05 pm

    I checked out the course syllabus, and clicked on some of the albums. I would love to take this course! I am currently homeschooling my twin Kindergarteners, my 3 year old and 1 year old. I would love to learn more about the Montessori method.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 8:46 am

      Oh, it would be perfect for the ages of your children. Thank you for writing and good luck!

  11. Maureen Ruble 09/02/2016 at 12:22 pm

    I enjoyed learning more by checking out the link. I was surprised to learn that their is an online Montessori option. Thanks!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 8:46 am

      I was happy to find an online version, also. Good luck to you!

  12. Kathy Botting 09/02/2016 at 5:28 am

    Checked out the syllabus page. My son just turned 2 and we have started with a few activities, he has surprised me with how fast he catches onto things! Hoping to learn more as I’m doing preschool at home (possibly kindergarten)

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 8:47 am

      I am amazed at how fast children learn with this method with so much less “teacher talk” and frustration. Good luck to you!

  13. Dawn-Marie Hirsh 09/02/2016 at 5:25 am

    I have checked out the course and materials. I love Montessori and have successfully used the methods and materials to teach my children English and math. We love all of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy and have tried to implement it in our home. I would love to have the opportunity to study in more depth and become certified!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 8:47 am

      This would be the icing on the cake for what you are already doing! Good luck!

  14. Helen 09/01/2016 at 8:51 pm

    I checked out the syllabus and would love to be able to join you on the course. I am currently living in Mexico city and teaching English to 3-14 year olds……. This would help me not only work with these children, but also be able to work in my childrens Montessori school. Thank you.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/04/2016 at 8:49 am

      Oh, it is nice for world wide teaching as the materials are online and no shipping is involved. You are doing amazing teaching with the different classes. Good luck!

  15. Maisarah 09/01/2016 at 6:13 am

    Checked out the course! 🙂 I am a part time homeschooler and have always loved Montessori method and would love to be able to incorporate it more 🙂

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:13 am

      I’m glad you can part time homeschool and wish you the best of luck!

  16. Ardita 09/01/2016 at 3:50 am

    I have checked the course ! I work with preschool kids and this year we are starting to apply montessori methods and materials to our classrooms. This course would be so helpful!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:12 am

      This would help move towards more use of the Montessori method and materials as you implement more of this approach, and is perfect for preschool. Good luck!

  17. Tammy 09/01/2016 at 2:06 am

    I have checked out the syllabus page and would love to win this,I have a quite outdated (but still useful)book which I plan to use when I begin home educating in Dec.
    Thanks for this

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:12 am

      I’m happy you can homeschool in December! You would be well prepared with this course as each album includes 3 years worth of lessons. Good luck!

  18. Laura dg 09/01/2016 at 1:37 am

    Very interesting read! It would be a great opportunity. I am a TEFL teacher for all ages and I have a two year old son. It could be very useful for me!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:10 am

      Oh, this is nice for TEFL! We have a family member teacher of those classes. It is perfect, and also for your son. Good luck!

  19. mira 09/01/2016 at 1:10 am

    I am homeschooling and I am a big fan of tha montessori method. I would love to learn more about it and get some training. I have checked out the course. It is great!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:10 am

      I’m a fan, too. This is a great course. Good luck to you!

  20. Jean 09/01/2016 at 12:22 am

    Just came across this and viewed the syllabus. I’m working as an ESL teacher in Austria in a Montessori school. This would be a great help for me! Thanks for this chance!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:09 am

      Oh, how interesting to be in Austria. When we lived in the Netherlands, this philosophy and method were widely in use but I was totally unaware! Happy teaching, and good luck!

  21. Claudia Rodriguez 08/31/2016 at 11:38 pm

    I checked the course syllabus, it’s wonderful. I’m so excited

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:08 am

      It is exciting for me to be in the class. Good luck to you!

  22. Karla Wagner 08/31/2016 at 11:30 pm

    I checked out the syllabus! I would love this curriculum and materials as I am moving to a new classroom this fall. Would love new fresh ideas and more reinforcement of the Montessori method.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:08 am

      That would be the perfect time to try this method. Happy new classroom! Good luck!

  23. Caryn 08/31/2016 at 9:43 pm

    What an amazing and generous giveaway! I checked out the KHT syllabus (and had actually been looking at their offering earlier this week!), it looks so comprehensive and so good for a mama at home with her kids, like me. My oldest turns 2 today and we’ve been incorporating Montrssori philosophy for a while now, winning this training would be so beneficial in this next stage.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:07 am

      I know, Karen is being very generous. It would be so beneficial. Good luck to you!

  24. Anel 08/31/2016 at 9:15 pm

    I check out the syllabus, and I think it looks great! Would love this for my homeschool classroom!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:07 am

      It is perfect for a homeschool. Good luck!

  25. Kasia 08/31/2016 at 8:57 pm

    I checked out the syllabus and albums. I have to say this course look quite interesting. I was looking for sth like this having in mind my almost 2 yo. I really hope I will be the lucky one but if not I’ll enroll the normal way.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:06 am

      It is perfect for a 2 year old and you will have materials for 3 years if you win. Good luck!

  26. Madison ortiz 08/31/2016 at 8:39 pm

    I checked out the syllabus and course links, what a great resource! I would love to win but even if I would still love to sign up. I think it would be very helpful and I love that it is online. Thank you for offering this opportunity

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:06 am

      Yes, it is very helpful. I think you would love it! Good luck!

  27. Madison 08/31/2016 at 8:27 pm

    I have checked out this course in the past and would love to have the opportunity to actually take it. I have fallen in love with the principles and philosophy of Montessori. It just makes so much sense and crave the ability to give my children that kind of education.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:05 am

      Yes, it is such a nice philosophy! Good luck!

  28. Allison Preston 08/31/2016 at 8:20 pm

    Checked it out and may have to look into it whether I win or not!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:05 am

      It is worthwhile. I looked at contests and then the course and finally just bought it. Good luck!

  29. Val 08/31/2016 at 8:18 pm

    I checked the syllabus, excited to hopefully learn more! I would live to increase my Montessori knowledge base for my 2 year old at home.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/01/2016 at 9:04 am

      Val, this method would certainly help with a 2 year old. Good luck!

  30. Lindsey R. 08/28/2016 at 11:27 pm

    I checked it out and this would be so amazing for my special needs 5 year old. I have been trying Montessori on my own with her and this would be so helpful for us both!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/30/2016 at 10:11 am

      It would be so nice for both of you. Good luck!

  31. Kate 08/28/2016 at 7:31 pm

    I checked out the course syllabus over at KHT (http://khtmontessori.com/course-syllabus/) — It’s so exciting that a course like this is available online! If I don’t win I may be signing up anyway. 🙂

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/30/2016 at 10:12 am

      It is the most helpful course online that I have found. Others are also good but this one is a complete course. Good luck!

  32. D. Fong 08/27/2016 at 7:23 pm

    I am a kindergarten teacher trained in “traditional methods.” Over the years my philosophy of education has really changed and I am drawn more and more by what I see in the Montessori method. Thankfully I am given much freedom within my current classroom and after checking out this course I would love to see and learn more. For use with my sweet kinders and as a future Montessori Grandma!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/28/2016 at 9:15 am

      Thank you for writing. It is enlightening to learn about Montessori methods, I think. Good luck!

  33. Amy Baumert 08/25/2016 at 2:46 pm

    I checked out the albums and would LOVE to take part in this course! I have recently begun working with my 3.5-year-old and 2-year-old sons and sometimes feel as though I am flying blind. Taking a course would be incredibly helpful so that I can take advantage of these sensitive learning periods. I am also pregnant with our third son and thankful to have found the Montessori method early on in my parenting!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/25/2016 at 8:03 pm

      This would be so nice for you! Good luck, Carolyn

  34. Patricia Messina 08/24/2016 at 9:01 pm

    Checked out the syllabus and some of the albums! Since I’m an English teacher as a foreign language and triplet mom of 3 baby boys, I would love to take part in this course!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/25/2016 at 10:39 am

      3 baby boys! Sounds wonderful. We have an ELL teacher in our family, too. Good luck! Carolyn

  35. Christina 08/22/2016 at 2:53 pm

    This looks like a really great curriculum. I like that it is broken down by month. I think it would help us stay on task and be broken down enough so that my son doesn’t get overwhelmed.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/23/2016 at 9:25 am

      Exactly, and as I student I’m not overwhelmed either. I just want to make all the materials like yesterday, though. Good luck!

  36. Shannon Means 08/20/2016 at 11:44 pm

    Checked they syllabus! Looks like a great course!

  37. Tara 08/20/2016 at 6:54 am

    I checked the syllabus and a number of the units. I look forward to exploring more Montessori related material.
    Thanks,

    Tara

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/20/2016 at 10:02 am

      Great! Good luck, Carolyn

  38. Lidia 08/20/2016 at 3:12 am

    I have checked out the course syllabus page for KHT Montessori. Thank you!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/20/2016 at 10:01 am

      I’m glad you looked at the page! Good luck, Carolyn

  39. Marie-Eve Naud 08/19/2016 at 7:38 pm

    It would be life-changing for memto win this price. I have a young son and finishing a phd, would really love to deepen my knowledge about Montessori. I ve checked the syllabus and I’m so enthusiast! Thanks for this contest!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/20/2016 at 10:01 am

      Right, even with a PhD this would be additional information for you to help with learning more about Montessori. Good luck, Carolyn

  40. Jenn 08/19/2016 at 5:57 pm

    I checked out the course syllabus page – looks like exactly what I want for my almost 5 year old!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/20/2016 at 10:00 am

      Yes, this is mostly aimed at ages 5 and 6, so that is perfect timing for you. Good luck, Carolyn

  41. Marta 08/19/2016 at 5:47 pm

    I have checked the course content and syllabus and it looks exciting! My daughter s about turn 2 so this course will help us set up for success! Thanks for the chance!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/20/2016 at 10:00 am

      Yes, Montessori begins at birth so you will be getting a great start on her education! Good luck, Carolyn

  42. Rosie Caraballo 08/19/2016 at 1:14 pm

    I have reviewed the course syllabus and album. Can I just say, this is awesome! My daughter has dyslexia and really responds to the Montessori Approach to learning, and I would love any way to make her learning experience easier, especially since I’ve started homeschooling her in hopes of making her learning experiences better. 🙂

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/19/2016 at 3:31 pm

      Oh, it would be so nice for her. Good luck!

  43. Renee 08/19/2016 at 11:08 am

    I checked out the course syllabus page.
    My daughter would love to try this with my granddaughters. Thanks for the chance.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/19/2016 at 3:31 pm

      Oh, just like me! There are grandmothers in the class. 🙂 Good luck, Carolyn

  44. Raquel López 08/19/2016 at 9:50 am

    I am really interested in learning more about the Montessori pedagogy and I have come across this online course. I think it will be very interesting and motivating considering the syllabus.

  45. Carla 08/19/2016 at 9:22 am

    Oh and I checked out the course syllabus and albums of course.

  46. Shirley 08/19/2016 at 8:33 am

    Checked out the albums! The Practical Life one is my favorite

  47. Fauzia 08/19/2016 at 8:32 am

    I am a home tutor at the moment , living in Pakistan. I checked out the course and syllabus. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity :)))!

  48. Ashley 08/19/2016 at 6:49 am

    I checked out the course syllabus and a few pages. Fingers crossed so I can utilize this training for both of my kiddos.

  49. Karli Kynock 08/17/2016 at 11:23 pm

    I looked into some of the teaching albums, and am interested to see the information in them 🙂

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/18/2016 at 10:36 am

      Great! Good luck!

  50. AMBER CUMMINGS 08/17/2016 at 9:07 pm

    Checked out the course and syllabus. After a year of Montessori Homeschooling CO-OP. my 2-year-old NEEDS this just as much as I do!!! what a blessing this would be!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/18/2016 at 10:36 am

      Yes, it would be a blessing. Good luck!

  51. Holly S 08/17/2016 at 8:30 pm

    I checked out the syllabus and some of the units. Interested for Kindergarten.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/18/2016 at 10:35 am

      I’m glad you saw the page. The course is mostly for ages 5 and 6 so it is perfect for kindergarten. Good luck! Carolyn

  52. Rebekah 08/17/2016 at 8:20 pm

    I have considered this course in the past. Checked out the syllabus. Thank you for the opportunity!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/18/2016 at 10:36 am

      Me, too, I had noticed it online and tried a giveaway. I’m glad I finally just purchased it. Good luck! Carolyn

  53. Shellee Chen 08/17/2016 at 6:35 pm

    Checked out the course! Interested for use at home.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/17/2016 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks for your entry! Good luck!

  54. Brittany meiman 08/17/2016 at 6:12 pm

    Checked out the syllabus page!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 08/17/2016 at 8:04 pm

      Wonderful! Thank you and good luck!

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