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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I do in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autismâs Silent PersonWritten by Ido Kedar doâs essays have had a profound effect on meâas an educator, a parent, a friend of parents who have mute children with Autism, deafness, or Down Syndrome, and a daughter of a mute stroke victim. So many times, we make assumptions about […]
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 […]
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, […]
ostering diversity is an ongoing process. We may not have control over who enrolls in our schools,but it is imperative that we make every effort to ensure all families feel welcome in our schools and cultivate a peaceful relationship with all peoples in the world. Our school is not diverse racially, nor even socioeconomically. Our […]
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.
was recently asked to do a psychological evaluation for a child at a Montessori school. Many believe that it is incongruent for one to get testing while going to a Montessori school. After all, the myth is that Montessori schools have no curriculum and donât even require tests in their school. But, this is actually […]
In Part 1 of this series, Christine gave an overview of exceptionalities in children and the Montessori approach. In Part 2, she describes characteristics of children who fall within the Autism Spectrum, their needs, information resources, and learning environments.
How do you know if your child (or one of your students) might have sensory processing issues?
omewhere along the way, some talented spin doctors convinced us all that desks in rows, subject-specific textbooks that fail to make connections between academic disciplines, large numbers of children in age-specific groups, highly defined short time periods for subject-matter study, rote learning, and adult-centered teaching constitute âtraditionalâ education. I object, vigorously and vociferously. If adult-centered, […]