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Webcast:  Establishing Ground Rules in Montessori Classrooms

Webcast: Establishing Ground Rules in Montessori Classrooms

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 […]

How to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom

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 […]

Self-Construction, Construction, and Reconstruction: The Child, The School, and The World

Self-Construction, Construction, and Reconstruction: The Child, The School, and The World

have been walking the children down to the Wild Area below the soccer field this week, and telling them that right where we are standing, a road is to be built. I point to the existing parking lot, and then to the green gate, and I tell them that the first change they will see […]

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 3

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 3

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer wraps up this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on curriculum from […]

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 2

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 2

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer continues the second in this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on […]

Webcast:  Creating a Foundation of Normalization

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 […]

Webcast:  Independence – Let me do it myself! / Part 1

Webcast: Independence – Let me do it myself! / Part 1

  This week Dr. Michael Dorer led a topic of interest to both school administrators and teachers: Independence – Let me do it myself! This may be the defining mantra of Montessori education. Why is that? What does it mean? Is it really all that important? We celebrated America’s Independence Day (July 4) by looking […]

Webcast:  Looking Back on the School Year to Plan for Next Fall / Webcast

Webcast: Looking Back on the School Year to Plan for Next Fall / Webcast

This week, Jonathan Wolff, Kath Leitch, and Michael Dorer explored the topic of how we can take a look back at the school year that is ending, and use the insights we can glean from that reflection to strengthen our programs, special events, and Montessori practice. “What can we celebrate?” Let’s take a look back […]

Montessori Teachers: How Do They Do It?

Montessori Teachers: How Do They Do It?

am sitting at home right now, drinking my second coffee of the day. My two boys have finally given in and are taking naps (at the same time!), and all is right with the world. It is a snow day, and this morning, when I saw the cancellation notice with the name of my kids’ […]

Webcast:  Montessori Compass – The story behind the software

Webcast: Montessori Compass – The story behind the software

This week, our guests will be Rob and Anita Amos, co-founders of Montessori Compass. We will have a lively conversation about why it is important for Montessori educators to keep careful records, to plan, and to keep parents informed. Rob and Anita will share reflections on how the software was developed, how it has evolved, […]

Webcast: Building a Harmonious School Community / Pt 1

Webcast: Building a Harmonious School Community / Pt 1

Tim Seldin, Jon Wolff, and Kathy Leitch present Part 1 of Building Healthy and Harmonious Schools     We discuss strategies that we find help Montessori schools to build school communities that are healthy, harmonious and stable. It stems from the idea of clarity about your school’s unique identity and builds on our traditions of […]

The Assistant in a Montessori Classroom

A white paper from The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector. Downloaded and shared with permission from  http://public-montessori.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/The-Assistant-in-a-Montessori-Classroom.pdf Key Points: Assistants are key to ensuring that the complex learning environment is prepared for children. Assistants enable Montessori teachers to focus on instruction without interruption. The assistant’s broad awareness and scanning of the environment […]