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Grandparenting in the Elementary Years: Planting Seeds for Learning

Grandparenting in the Elementary Years: Planting Seeds for Learning

In this session, Margot Garfield-Anderson, grandparent extraordinaire, shares ways that she has been able to plant seeds of learning through projects and everyday activities. Also, she describes how easy and important it is to help in your grandchild’s classroom if you wish to. There are some really terrific ideas in this session!

Join Ann Epstein, PhD, as she talks about what can be a difficult, even heart wrenching topic. “My child’s teacher has concerns. Oh no!” How can parents and other family members partner with teachers when there is a concern about your child? Dr. Epstein has personal experience as the parent of a deaf child and […]

Self-Calming and Learning Styles – Part 1

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 […]

Courageous Conversations Between Parents and Teachers

Courageous Conversations Between Parents and Teachers

The purpose of Courageous Conversation between parents and teachers is to create a safe space for meaningful dialogue about issues regarding children. The desired end is to understand each other’s perspective and work together to best serve the child. We know that this is not always a one step, quick-fix, but rather a complicated process […]

Hard Conversations with Your Child Part 2

Hard Conversations with Your Child Part 2

From helping your child understand friendships, to the importance of family values and beliefs, to those “big” questions about the world or current events, having a Hard Conversation with your son or daughter can be really challenging for all of us. Having some knowledge of developmental stages, some clues for understanding what your child really […]

Hard Conversations with Your Children Part 1

From helping your child understand bedtime, to the importance of family chores, to those “big” questions about the world or current events, having a Hard Conversation with your son or daughter can be really challenging for all of us. Having some knowledge of developmental stages, some clues for understanding what your child really needs to […]

Dads Important Role as Daughters Grow

Dads Important Role as Daughters Grow

Sometimes Dad’s feel like a “duck out of water” when it comes to relating to their tween/teen daughter. The little girl’s body that used to rough and tumble now has begun to develop making roughing and tumbling awkward. Also, this stage in a girl’s life is fraught with emotional upheavals which often make Dads shy […]

Practical Life in Elementary and Beyond!

Practical Life in Elementary and Beyond!

Montessori said, “Only practical work and experience lead a child to maturity.” Cheryl Allen will share ideas that will help children at home and in the classroom to prepare for life during the elementary years and beyond. She will show how Practical Life activities change as children grow from pouring and scooping lessons during Early […]

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 2

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 2

Life Skills – Executive Functioning Skills – Part 2 – Children are not born with these skills. They are born with the potential to develop them! From 7 to 12 years old to the adolescent years, what activities can we offer at home? In this session Maria Chaffin continues to offer parents and teachers ideas […]

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 1

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 1

Children are not born with fully developed executive functioning skills. They are born with the potential to develop them! From birth to the adolescent years, what activities can we offer at home to support this process? In this two part series parents will gain insights for providing opportunities to develop these skills in their children. […]

Webinar: Assessment and Data in Montessori

Webinar: Assessment and Data in Montessori

What Montessori parents need to know about assessment, data collection and how we use it to not only support children’s learning but also to validate the Montessori method of education. Dr. Howe explains what this means for children in Montessori schools and the larger education community.

Wonder and Wander: Creating Nature Experiences for Very Young Children

Wonder and Wander: Creating Nature Experiences for Very Young Children

Discover ideas for creating Montessori inspired outdoor home environments and experiences for young children. Specifics about being in nature with children 0-5 are covered; such as oral exploration, encouraging wonder and connection, and nature journaling. Kelly also explores challenges such as fears of adults unfamiliar with nature themselves and how to distinguish focused outdoor learning […]