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Montessori A Model For Inclusive Education?

Montessori A Model For Inclusive Education?

More and more students with a diversity of unique behavior and learning needs are enrolling in Montessori classrooms in independent, public, and charter Montessori schools. And, more and more Montessori school leaders and classroom teachers are expressing their concerns: “I don’t know how to work with these kids.” “There are just too many challenges in […]

Montessori Teacher Supports For Children With Exceptionalities

Montessori Teacher Supports For Children With Exceptionalities

Supports for children who have special needs have been legally mandated for several decades in the United States. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act became law in 1990 and was updated in 2004.  Public schools must provide Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with documented needs that meet the law’s specified criteria. IEPs identify needed […]

Montessori Leadership Forum: Children with Challenges in Montessori Classrooms

Special Education 2.0 Impact on Montessori

The education landscape, especially in special education, continues to change at a rapid rate. An inclusion model in which most students spend their school day in the general ed classroom means changes for classroom teachers, special education teachers, and school leaders. In this webcast Christine Lowry guides us through the history of legislation that has […]

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Open Mind Open Heart

Open Mind Open Heart

From my first observation in a Montessori classroom, I recognized how consistent it was with much about my field of special education. Up to that point, I had worked in a variety of settings from a public-school program to an in-patient psychiatric unit and with children from four to seventeen years of age. It immediately […]

Emotional Behavioral Disorders In Toddlers & How These Children Can Be Supported In A Montessori Toddler Classroom

Emotional Behavioral Disorders In Toddlers & How These Children Can Be Supported In A Montessori Toddler Classroom

Between 15 and 36 months old, in addition to physically increasing in size, toddlers are also learning to develop cognitively, emotionally, and socially. The development of their large muscles allows them to walk, run, and jump, while their small-muscle development helps them gain fine-motor skills, such as eating with utensils or learning to dress themselves. […]

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

Join Maria Eva Chaffin and Brynn Rangel for part 2 of this series on Addressing Challenging Behavior. In this session, they give a summary for each of the three levels – Early Childhood, Elementary, and Adolescence including strategies, preparation, and observation.

Creating an Inclusive Community for Students with Challenges

Creating an Inclusive Community for Students with Challenges

The numbers of students with a variety of behavior and learning challenges are on the rise. In both Montessori and traditional schools and classrooms, school leaders and classroom educators are asking for the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to support these students. The current trend in special education is serving children in inclusive classrooms; […]

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

My Childs Teacher Has Concerns

Join Ann Epstein, PhD, as she talks about what can be a difficult, even heart wrenching topic. “My child’s teacher has concerns. Oh no!” How can parents and other family members partner with teachers when there is a concern about your child? Dr. Epstein has personal experience as the parent of a deaf child and […]

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Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: for Challenging Behaviors and Learning – Part 3 of 3

Join Christine Lowry as we continue our series. Parts I & II in our 3 part series gave an overview of the school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Support specific to Montessori schools, and provided an in-depth look at how we create an Inclusive Classroom Climate to support all learners. This system view gives us a concrete […]

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Montessori Leadership Forum: Children with Challenges in Montessori Classrooms

Webcast: Supporting our Students with Challenges in Behavior and Learning Part 1

This webinar, presented by Christine Lowry will discuss A Montessori Model: Prepare, Provide, Guide for working with ALL learners in the Montessori Classroom – at all levels. This model is based on considerable research on best practices in education and trends and insights in special education. As always, listener participation is welcomed as we share […]

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

An increasing number of families are looking for options for the inclusion of a special needs child into a typical classroom environment. In this session we’ll discuss the pros and cons associated with a Montessori classroom including class sizes, materials, student independence, multi-age classrooms, school resources and other factors relevant to children who have failed […]