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Webcast Power of Forgiveness

Dr. Fred Luskin, (keynote speaker for our 2019 Annual International Conference) to explore forgiveness with the goal of reducing hurt and helplessness, letting go of anger and increasing confidence and hope as we learn how to release unwanted hurts and grudges. His presentations explore the HEAL process of forgiveness that, when learned, can lead to enhanced […]

Value and Values of Montessori in the 21st Century

Value and Values of Montessori in the 21st Century

What kinds of life skills will your child need to be successful – happy, healthy, and productive – in the 21st century? Beyond facts, figures, and formulas, what will young people need to know to find their way and make their mark in a world which increasingly demands higher order thinking, social intelligence, and self-organizing […]

Value and Values of Montessori in the 21st Century

Self-Calming and Learning Styles – Part 1

How many times have you heard an adult say to an upset child, “Calm down,” “Just relax,” or “Pull yourself together. It’s not so bad”? Children are not born knowing how to calm themselves when they get emotional. Self-regulating our emotions is a skill to be learned. In part 1, Lorna will define learning styles […]

Webcast: Say What? Six Languages of Learning: Ignite Curiosity, Invite Collaboration, Incite Transformative Work, & Build Trust

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. […]

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Grace, Courtesy, & Community Service

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Grace, Courtesy, & Community Service

  Lessons in Grace, Courtesy & Community Service Learning how to work and play together with others, in a peaceful and caring community, is perhaps the most critical life skill that Montessori teaches. Learning how to greet someone graciously is one of the first acts of courtesy learned in the Montessori classroom. Everyday kindness and […]

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Webcast: Say What? Six Languages of Learning: Ignite Curiosity, Invite Collaboration, Incite Transformative Work, & Build Trust

Webcast: Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

Take a Deep Breath! Get Inspired! Having an atmosphere of inspiration can perk up and deeply enhance any Montessori program. But, how to be inspiring? Be part of this webinar with Michael Dorer to consider ten Strategies for Inspiration. Your classroom and your school can be an inspiring place, brimming with enthusiasm. Breathe deeply! Now […]

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Dr. Steve Hughes, Neuro-psychologist and Brain Scientist, examines the basic assumptions of education today, and shows how an entirely different framework, first articulated by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, conforms to what we now know about optimizing social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development.

Webcast: Say What? Six Languages of Learning: Ignite Curiosity, Invite Collaboration, Incite Transformative Work, & Build Trust

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

Download PDF of slides This is the recording of the second in the series of 3 webinars about Impressionist Geography by Dr. Michael Dorer. Imagination is the most powerful force for learning for elementary school children. Michael presents and discusses Impressionistic Geography, a set of 60 charts or posters covering 97 topics, including 42 experiments and 92 […]

Webcast: Say What? Six Languages of Learning: Ignite Curiosity, Invite Collaboration, Incite Transformative Work, & Build Trust

Webcast: Impressionist Geography Part 3

Download PDF of slides This is the recording of the third in the series of 3 webinars about Impressionist Geography by Dr. Michael Dorer. Imagination is the most powerful force for learning for elementary school children. Michael presents and discusses Impressionistic Geography, a set of 60 charts or posters covering 97 topics, including 42 experiments and […]

Webcast: Say What? Six Languages of Learning: Ignite Curiosity, Invite Collaboration, Incite Transformative Work, & Build Trust

Webcast: Montessori and Imagination – do they go together?

Download PDF of slides Is Montessori education purely a reality-based program or is it a means of stimulating and developing the imagination? Are these two goals incompatible or complimentary? Michael and Tim discuss the meaning of imagination, kinds of imagination, its role in Montessori schools, and to compare it in Montessori to conventional schools. We compare and contrast imagination in both the […]

Webcast: Say What? Six Languages of Learning: Ignite Curiosity, Invite Collaboration, Incite Transformative Work, & Build Trust

Webcast: Keeping Montessori Students for the Full Three-Year Cycle

Download PDF of slides This is a big issue and one that is crucial to building and maintaining full-implemented Montessori programs. This is not only a challenge at the Children’s House level to keep the “Kindergartners. It applies to the third year in Elementary I and also to the third year in Elementary II. It ties into […]

What to do when enough is enough!

What to do when enough is enough!

The following tips are from Parents Magazine Online www.parents.com (not based on Montessori, but a great, free, online resource on parenting in general. Check it out!) Keep Your Cool Yes, it can get frustrating when your child debates nearly everything you do or say. However, getting angry, raising your voice, or being defensive won’t ease […]

Webcast: Say What? Six Languages of Learning: Ignite Curiosity, Invite Collaboration, Incite Transformative Work, & Build Trust

Webcast: Creating a Foundation of Normalization

Creating a Foundation of Normalization: Establishing a Culture of Respect, Responsibility, and Cooperation​     This was our weekly webcast for Montessori educators on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 Jon Wolff joined us to talk about getting the school year off to the right start. Early and sustainable normalization of a Montessori classroom community Is more […]

A Year of Wonder: The Neuroscience of Empathy

A Year of Wonder: The Neuroscience of Empathy

y announcing last month that I wanted 2016 to be a year of wonder, I put friendly pressure on myself to pursue all the big questions that occurred to me. We’ll see how well I’m able to sustain the energy over the course of the rest of the year, but my first riddle was this: […]