The Spiritual Preparation of the Teacher



 How can insights from the field of cosmology guide the spiritual preparation of the Montessori teacher? 

Please join us for an inspiring conversation between Dr. Philip Snow Gang and Evolutionary Cosmologist Dr. Brian Thomas Swimme. Montessorians will explore how understanding cosmogenesis - the origin and development of the universe - can guide their teaching methodologies and help enrich their students' educational experiences.



▶︎ How developing an understanding of the field of cosmology can help nurture a holistic and supportive learning environment for all students

▶︎ Insights into tailoring teaching approaches to suit individual students’ emotional and spiritual needs 

▶︎ Creating classroom spaces that foster an atmosphere of curiosity, exploration, and interconnectedness

▶︎ Engaging in reflective discussions with students about cosmic evolution



▶︎ You want to expand your understanding of how to support the spiritual and emotional development of your students

▶︎ You want to deepen your own spiritual practice as a Montessori educator

▶︎ You want to create a learning environment rooted in a sense of community and connectedness


This webinar is for teachers, administrators, teachers in training and the general public.

Webinar length:  50 minutes


About the Presenters

Philip Snow Gang, Ph.D., is the founder of The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES) graduate programs in Integrative Learning and Montessori Integrative Learning. He has been a friend of the Montessori family since the mid-70s. Phil is the author of Rethinking Education (1989) and Conscious Education (1992). He also created the mobile mind-mapping simulation, Our Planet, Our Home (1988). His most recent book is Educating for Right-Action and Love: Exploring and Expanding the Montessori Vision (2020). Learn more about Dr. Gang and TIES at For more information about the Master of Education: Montessori Integrative Learning, contact


Brian Thomas Swimme, Ph.D., is an evolutionary cosmologist who weaves together science and spirituality. He is the Director of the Third Story of the Universe at Human Energy and author of Cosmogenesis: An Unveiling of the Expanding Universe (2023), The Universe is a Green Dragon (1984), The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos (1996). He co-authored The Universe Story with Thomas Berry (1992) and The Journey of the Universe with Mary Evelyn Tucker (2011). Swimme is also the creator of an educational video series for The Center for the Story of the Universe: Canticle to the Cosmos, The Earth’s Imagination, and The Powers of the Universe. He co-wrote and hosted the 60-minute film Journey of the Universe, broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide. If he had the chance to do it all over again, he would enter the world of Montessori!



Q: What happens if I can't attend at the published times?
A: No problem! We will send you a  free replay link as soon as your session ends. Please note: the replay link will expire 7 days after the event.

Q: How long is the webinar?
A: The webinar is 50 minutes.

Q: Can I get a certificate of attendance for this webinar?
A: A certificate is not available for attending/watching this webinar.

Q: What age group is this applicable for?
A: This is applicable for all levels.

Q: Can I ask questions during the webinar?
A: No, we will not be taking questions during this webinar.