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Building a Culture of Peace

Building a Culture of Peace

Join Dr. Michael Dorer as he shares his unique insights on peace in education. Education for peace is essential for building a culture of peace. How can peace become an essential part of your Montessori experience? Everyday practices and regular attention on activities of peace can establish a community of peace in every Montessori classroom, […]

Webcast: Co-teaching: You Can Make it Work!

Webcast: Co-teaching: You Can Make it Work!

Discover Co–Teaching! Is it a possibility in your school or classroom? Michael Dorer discusses what co–teaching is and what it is not. Generally applied in elementary classrooms and above, co–teaching can bring a new energy and approach to your program. Its emphasis on collaboration and equality can be models of a completely cooperative and collaborative classroom and whole school community. Can co–teaching work in your school? Listen […]

Organizing Montessori Instruction: Essential Background Information

Organizing Montessori Instruction: Essential Background Information

Guiding a Montessori elementary class is a unique challenge, a critical and essential component of which is organizing instruction. Success in this realm requires certain underlying knowledge and understanding. This article contains three sections which aim to address the teacher’s and administrator’s need for essential background information. The first section is Curriculum. This addresses the […]

Webcast:  Establishing Ground Rules in Montessori Classrooms

Webcast: Establishing Ground Rules in Montessori Classrooms

Click to Download PDF Ground Rules 2.0 Michael and the panel explore how we establish ground rules in Montessori classrooms. Stop that! Be quiet! Use your inside voice! Walk in the classroom! Put your work away! Are these rule statements? Do statements like this help or hinder establishing proper codes of behavior? Why? What rules and […]

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 3

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 3

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer wraps up this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on curriculum from […]

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 2

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 2

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer continues the second in this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on […]