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Living Montessori Through Courageous Conversation

Living Montessori Through Courageous Conversation

Values are our guiding principles. Being a Montessori leader means we participate in values-based leadership, which should be our aspiration. Working toward values-based leadership involves a continuous self-improvement process: thinking about Montessori values; considering how they should shape our behavior, actions, and communications; reflecting on if we are in alignment with Montessori values on a […]

Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: Challenges of Behavior and Learning Part 2 of 3

Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: Challenges of Behavior and Learning Part 2 of 3

Join Christine Lowry as we continue our series. Part I in our 3 part series gave an overview of the school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Support specific to Montessori schools, large and small, private and public. This system view gives us a concrete way to minimize challenges and support all of our students in an optimal […]

Webcast: Structure That is Not Stifling: Encouraging Teachers to Exercise Autonomy Within a Framework of the School’s Educational Vision, Staff Social Norms, and Standards of Montessori Practice

Webcast: Structure That is Not Stifling: Encouraging Teachers to Exercise Autonomy Within a Framework of the School’s Educational Vision, Staff Social Norms, and Standards of Montessori Practice

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, “Structure That’s Not Stifling,” author Ranjay Gulati writes, “Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational […]

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

Research continues to confirm the outcomes that really matter for children: executive function, linguistic and cultural fluency, and social-emotional development. Join us this week as Jackie Cossentino explains how the DERS (Developmental Environmental Rating Scale) and MEFS (Minnesota Executive Function Scale) can help our teachers and schools. Jackie oversees the development of evidence-based tools for evaluation, assessment, […]

Building a Culture of Peace

Building a Culture of Peace

Join Dr. Michael Dorer as he shares his unique insights on peace in education. Education for peace is essential for building a culture of peace. How can peace become an essential part of your Montessori experience? Everyday practices and regular attention on activities of peace can establish a community of peace in every Montessori classroom, […]

Webcast: Virgin Islands Montessori School; Preparing and Recovering from a Natural Disaster

Webcast: Virgin Islands Montessori School; Preparing and Recovering from a Natural Disaster

Join Michael Bornn, Head of School, native Virgin Islander with over 25 years in operational leadership, financial management and construction oversight. Hear his story of preparation and recovery from two major hurricanes less than one year ago. There are lessons for all of us in preparing for the inevitable as well as the unexpected!

Webcast: How to Emancipate Yourself From the Drudgery of School Management Busy-Work

Webcast: How to Emancipate Yourself From the Drudgery of School Management Busy-Work

In this webinar, Jono Landon from Hubbli, focused on strategic ways of using school management technology to substantially reduce office paperwork and free up hours from the drudgery of the daily, remedial, school office busy-work. He also talked about a manageable, and incremental approach for transitioning a school from old-school management processes to the most […]

Webcast: Supporting our Students with Challenges in Behavior and Learning Part 1

Webcast: Supporting our Students with Challenges in Behavior and Learning Part 1

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 […]