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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 […]

Webcast: How Montessori Can Help Students Impacted By Trauma

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 […]

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. […]

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; […]

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 […]

Webcast: How Montessori Can Help Students Impacted By Trauma

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 […]

Webcast: How Montessori Can Help Students Impacted By Trauma

How to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom

How to Address Challenging Behaviors: Applying Positive Behavior Support Strategies to the Montessori Classroom What happens when a child struggles to normalize? What do we do when challenging behaviors disrupt the learning environment? Positive behavior support strategies can be used to restore peace in the classroom. In this webinar, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel […]

Seeing Red Flags in the Classroom: Setting Up Strategies for Student Success

Seeing Red Flags in the Classroom: Setting Up Strategies for Student Success

Children’s Meeting House Montessori School re we seeing more learning differences in children? This is a question that teachers have repeatedly asked me. They are seeing students who struggle with concentration issues, processing information, an inability to follow multiple-step procedures or directions, sensory challenges, and an inability to capture thoughts on paper. And more importantly, […]

Webcast: Steve Hughes – The value of concentration in developing agency

Webcast: Steve Hughes – The value of concentration in developing agency

On October 14, 2015, we were joined by Dr. Steve Hughes. As a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Hughes also specializes in assessment and treatment planning for persons who have problems with attention, concentration, organization, planning, and related executive functions. His topic was The value of concentration in developing agency.