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Webcast:  Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 1

Webcast: Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 1

    This week, began to explore the topic of how to build effective working relationships between the school’s administrative team and the board. For those of you who own your school, this will probably still be just as relevant. The relationship between the individual or family owners, and the leadership of the school or […]

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 […]

Webcast:  Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 2

Webcast: Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 2

Function of words part 2 slides This week, Dr. Michael Dorer will present the second half of Functions of Words: Making Grammar Exciting and Fun! Is grammar a scary subject to you, or do you even find it useless? Join Michael in a two-part romp through the world of words and their functions in the […]

Webcast:  Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 1

Webcast: Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 1

Download PDF of slides  Grammar Webinar Part One This week, Dr. Michael Dorer presented the second half of Functions of Words: Making Grammar Exciting and Fun! Is grammar a scary subject to you, or do you even find it useless? Join Michael in a two-part romp through the world of words and their functions in […]

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:  Lesson Planning

Webcast: Lesson Planning

November 16, 2016  / Dr. Michael Dorer spoke about How to Plan Lessons in Montessori Programs: Do you want these in your Montessori classrooms? Offering each child the full curriculum Reaching everybody Better lessons Balance Consistency Positive relations among classrooms Integration between levels Can these be achieved? Certainly! Michael discussed Lesson Planning as a direct […]

Webcast:  What should be in a Montessori Primary classroom?

Webcast: What should be in a Montessori Primary classroom?

> This week we discussed the topic of what belongs in an early childhood Montessori classroom. We share a suggested list of materials and furnishings with you. Our goal was not to cover each material, but to discuss the issue in broader terms and to explore the issue of materials from outside of Montessori.

Webcast:  A Montessori Horizontal Curriculum

Webcast: A Montessori Horizontal Curriculum

A webcast with Tim Seldin, Kathy Leitch, and Michael Dorer. What kind of Montessori curriculum does your school have? We look at curriculum offerings in terms of their overall direction. A curriculum can have three directions: vertical, horizontal, or something in between. Michael talked about these directions. so that you can see where your classrooms […]

Webcast: Montessori Ground Rules /  What are they? / How should we use them?

Webcast: Montessori Ground Rules / What are they? / How should we use them?

In this webcast, Dr. Michael Dorer discussed Ground Rules – What Are they? How should we use them? Establishing and maintaining sensible and fair ground rules is a necessity in any Montessori classroom. Many classes and schools, often in the elementary levels and above struggle with this important foundation. Michael will discuss what ground rules are […]

Webcast: Managing the Enrollment and Re-enrollment Process / Pt 3

Webcast: Managing the Enrollment and Re-enrollment Process / Pt 3

This week we continued our discussing of Managing the Enrollment and Reenrollment Process. This is the time of the year when tuitions are being set, open houses scheduled, re-enrollment begins, and phones hopefully ring off the hook with inquiries. For the last two weeks, the discussion was so lively that we realized this is a […]

Webcast:  Managing the Enrollment and Re-enrollment Process / Pt 2

Webcast: Managing the Enrollment and Re-enrollment Process / Pt 2

This week we will continue our discussing of Managing the Enrollment and Reenrollment Process. This is the time of the year when tuitions are being set, open houses scheduled, re-enrollment begins, and phones hopefully ring off the hook with inquiries. For the last two weeks, the discussion was so lively that we realized this is […]