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Prepare Yourself: How to Be Where Your Feet Are, and Enable Those Around You to Thrive

Susan Shea


The preparation of the adult plays an essential part in allowing children to focus on themselves, each other and a day filled with meaningful possibilities. Susan will highlight ways in which adults can support truly spontaneous learning, and explains why this is a necessary part of the Montessori child’s experience, both in the home and at school.


Susan Shea

Susan Shea has enjoyed over twenty years of experience in a variety of Montessori programs in both Europe and North America, and continues to promote the well-being of the child through the initiative called Phonetic Planet.

Having received her AMI training in Dublin, Ireland, she has guided primary level communities in both the American public and private sector. Susan currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria, where she balances her time between an urban bilingual Montessori Kinderhaus, developing material for Phonetic Planet and volunteering her time in support of young people from the refugee community, all of which continues to inspire her to be where her feet are, each and every day.

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