“The undisciplined child enters into discipline by working in the company of others; not being told he is naughty … Discipline is, therefore, primarily a learning experience and less a punitive experience if appropriately dealt with.” —Maria Montessori Teachers spend years learning to create an atmosphere in Montessori classrooms that embody the wisdom of Dr. […]
Upon visiting a Montessori classroom the first time, one might wonder what magic spell has been cast upon these young children making them so calm and self-directed. Another person might look at that same class and be confused by the children’s independence, wondering where’s the discipline? These children just do as they please. Visitors commonly […]
While growing up has never been easy, today’s world undeniably presents kids and their parents with unprecedented challenges. In this session, award-winning author Maureen Healy will share highlights from her new book, “The Emotionally Healthy Child,” and answer real-life questions from anyone wanting to raise emotionally healthy children. Come and learn some new strategies to […]
One of our greatest challenges in the 21st century is how to help children navigate technology responsibly. In this session Cheryl Allen and Dr. Nora Faris discuss the potentials and the pitfalls of parenting during the digital age. Join us to learn about strategies for guiding our children through today’s digital world.
We ask about pets, allergies, and car seats, but would we hesitate to ask the parents of our child’s playdate if there are guns in their home? When my daughter was 3, she saw her first toy gun on a playdate. It was neon green and shot balls instead of bullets, but it was the […]
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. […]
Your child’s Montessori guide spends a tremendous amount of time planning and organizing the classroom. Modifications and adjustments are sometimes done daily, depending upon the need. When you step into a Montessori classroom you might be awestruck by the highly organized, simple beauty of the room. Here children are given some of their first lessons […]
Webcast: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom: Systems for Supporting Staff and Students
Brynn Rangel and Maria Eva Chaffin will focus on the increasing number of challenging behavior and special needs families that are approaching Montessori Schools in the hope for a better fit for their children. We will review and answer questions regarding the following core topics covered in the upcoming course: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom: Systems for Supporting Staff and Students. […]
Making choices is part of our everyday existence, what to eat, what to wear, what to do? Making good choices is learned. How do we help our children make good choices? This webinar will explore methods and language used to help our children make good choices consistently.
Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation Written by Vicki Abeles, Director of Race to Nowhere, with Grace Rubenstein If you saw the documentary Race to Nowhere, this book is a compelling reminder that the work is not yet done to change the conventional system of education in the United States to one that […]
A Case Study of Task Avoidance, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression On November 8, 2017 our guest was Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel, MBA, BCBA. She will speak about Addressing Challenging Behaviors Part 2: A Case Study of Task Avoidance, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression What happens when a child struggles to normalize? What do we […]
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 […]