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What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

So many adults are always telling children to, “Be careful.” What message are children getting about the world? Lorna has some ideas about the message and how to change that message into more empowering thoughts and build problem-solving skills.

Clutter and Anxiety Go Hand-in-Hand

I literally cannot get down to work and concentrate when I am surrounded by a desk full of stuff or a room with clothes strewn all over it. It just starts to make me crazy or, at the very least, distracted. And I consider myself to be a relatively low key, easy going type person. […]

Talking to Smart Speakers

In this session we discuss our changing world, how humans adapt, and opportunities for thoughtful communication, specifically related to “Smart Speakers.” Maria Montessori developed a part of the curriculum called Grace and Courtesy. Many schools do not emphasize this aspect of learning as we do in Montessori schools. As Montessori said, “…education should be preparation […]

What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

What Did You Do at School Today?

So,your three year old is off to school for the first time and you’re very excited. You want to know what she did and who she met and what the teachers were like. So you ask. Your child either looks at you like you have two heads and says nothing or maybe responds with, “I […]

What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

Turning Down the Heat on Power Struggles

Do you feel like there are persons in your family that you are constantly being challenged by, you are battling with about every little thing, or you are just plain angry with? In this session Lorna will take participants through an awareness of feelings associated with power struggles, an understanding of the effects of power […]

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What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

How Do You Handle Anger?

Anger is a natural reaction to being wronged. But society tells us anger is dangerous and we should hide it or “positive think” it away. Yet, if anger is harnessed correctly, it can create positive change. Kath will share ideas for good. Parents can use her ideas when they are feeling the need to control […]

What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

Transitioning to Secondary

Kristi Antczak and Lorna McGrath each have two children who have moved to Secondary programs. In this session they will each talk to you about their experiences with this important transition for their children. They will give you tips for smooth transitions, pitfalls that may happen, and choices to be made. You’ll want to attend […]

Special Education 2.0 Impact on Montessori

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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What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

Supporting Your Child with Co-Regulation

In this webinar Christine Lowry will guide us in how to help not only our children to be able to self-regulate their emotions but also, how we can develop better skills in this area along with our children. She will provide important information about how adults influence the level of emotion that our children experience. […]

Book Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney

Book Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton Pretty in Punxsutawney is about a girl named Andie who finds herself stuck repeating her first day of the senior year after moving to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Upon discovering her phenomenon, she believes that she has to have her “true love’s kiss” to break the spell. As Andie continues […]