Community Conversation

with Lesley Ann Patrick

Preparing the environment for our adolescents  -

with only core principles as our guide

As we look ahead to the next academic year it is another opportunity for us to come together and revisit how we must  use Dr. Montessori’s  core principles to guide us.

From her own words we can tease out what is essential to serve the needs of our adolescents.

What ought we to be focusing on as we prepare our environments? 

How can these core principles be implemented to assist in the development of our students?

Lesley Ann Patrick

Lesley has been a Montessori guide since 1988, during which time she has worked with children from 3-16 years of age in schools affiliated to the Association Montessori Internationale in the UK, Sweden, India and France.

Since 2010 Lesley have been focused on working with students between the ages of 12-18, firstly in Scotland, and then in Sweden where she was the Adolescent Co-ordinator.  Lesley also works as an advisor at the AMI/NAMTA Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies in Sweden . She currently supports communities, both students and adults, in the creation of Montessori Centres for Study and Work.    

Lesley is  involved in co-ordinating Montessori outreach initiatives in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, India. It is these initiatives which bring her regularly to the Assemblies of AMI Educateurs sans Frontieres.