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MPPI’s 2020 Advocacy Conference

MPPI is taking our annual advocacy conference online this year! Join other advocates from your state and across the country to strengthen your advocacy voice. The MPPI conference offers a deep dive into strategy for effecting policy change as well as hands-on exercises that leave you feeling equipped and confident. With the world of education in flux, there is no better time to get involved in advocacy.

International Montessori Council (IMC)

The International Montessori Council (IMC) is an international organization of Montessori schools, the men and women who lead them, own them, or serve on their boards, and other organizations interested in supporting the goals of the IMC. As an independent Montessori professional and accrediting organization, the IMC serves the entire Montessori community. Our guiding principles are: While our website contains a wealth of information open to the public, many more articles, videos, pdf books and other resources are available to members in our password-protected members area. 

Montessori Collaborative Response & Resource Team

Click the button link to see resources that are being organized for you and your school communities.

Leadership Strategies in a Time of Crisis

Small-Group Weekly Consultation, Coaching, & Support

Join a small cohort of leaders from schools similar in size and program scope to your own, in weekly 90-minute sessions on crisis management and contingency planning, facilitated by Montessori Foundation school consultants.

As schools look ahead, more and more school leaders are asking us to provide additional one-on-one school consultation and coaching.  There are not enough hours in the day to meet that demand. So, in response, we are offering a small cohort group setting on an economical monthly subscription basis. This model will be more affordable and practical while still providing expert advice and individualized support.

Cohort consultants will guide their groups to identify and develop practical solutions and viable strategies for school survival and stabilization. 

 Schedule of Live Online Sessions

 Please check back often for upcoming meetings and news.                                                           


This area of our website is being used to post timely resources for school leaders, teachers and parents navigating the uncharted waters during the global pandemic. No membership is needed to join the meetings or access resources created by the volunteer-driven Montessori Response Team.  


September 2020


Week of September 21 – September 27, 2020

Montessori Town Hall Meeting: Our Role in Ending Systemic and Internal Racism  

Friday September 25th, 2020

3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

 The International Montessori Council (IMC) and the Montessori Foundation are hosting a weekly, virtual Montessori Town Hall on the topic of “Our Role in Ending Systematic and Internal Racism.”  

Week of September 28 – October 4, 2020

MONTESSORI FAMILY LIFE WEBINAR: Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021, What’s in the Silver Lining?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EDT

Many of you may be thinking, “So what’s the silver lining in this Covid situation?” Our panel, led by Tammy Willen, Head of Bay Montessori, MD will take a look together at what’s in that Covid silver lining! Join us for this uplifting session. 

We’ve started a new season in the Montessori Family Life webinar series. Even if you’ve registered recently you need to register again for this new season. Be sure to register so that you don’t miss out!

How to Rebuild Your Learning Community: Re-Orienting Students to the Prepared Environment – 2 Sessions with Tanya Ryskind & Jon Wolff


Tuesday, September 29th & Thursday, October 1st, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT


As we plan for the return of students to some form of on-campus/in-classroom learning, what will it take to help them re-experience normalization – the capacity for self-regulation, self-directed learning, deep and sustained engagement, respectful and responsive grace and courtesy behavior? Join Tanya Ryskind, Co-Head of the NewGate School and Jonathan Wolff, Montessori consultant and leadership coach, for a two-session, interactive webinar on how Montessori guides of all age/program levels can reboot their learning communities with children who have experienced such a profound disruption to their lives and education.


Part 2

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT


Join us this week as we continue with Part 2 of this ESSENTIAL leadership topic! How can I possibly take care of myself first? In this webinar, we will discuss how Montessori leaders go through what Dr. Montessori referred to as a Spiritual Transformation (in a non-sectarian way) including our role in the life of teachers, children, and families. We’ll explore the implications for the whole school as well as learn practical ways we can incorporate tools and strategies into our daily life. We will explore the impact that kindness, compassion, and inner peace have on educating world citizens in the 21st century. Now more than ever, we are called to offer the best of who we are. This will be an interactive session; we encourage questions, comments, and sharing of stories and resources.

Montessori Town Hall Meeting: Our Role in Ending Systemic and Internal Racism  

Friday October 2nd, 2020

3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

 The International Montessori Council (IMC) and the Montessori Foundation are hosting a weekly, virtual Montessori Town Hall on the topic of “Our Role in Ending Systematic and Internal Racism.”  


October 2020


Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom with Chip DeLorenzo

Eight Consecutive Mondays

$325      IMC/AMS Members $295

Monday, October 5th, 2020

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

This workshop will connect you with other Montessori educators to learn how to implement a respectful and time-tested classroom management approach that builds responsibility, independence, motivation, and empathy within your classroom community.

Calm and Connected: Social-Emotional Skills Building for a Peaceful Montessori Classroom by Christine Lowry

4 Consecutive Thursday’s 

$150      IMC/GMS Members $130

Thursday October 7th, 2020

7:15 – 8:90 PM EST

  • The components of social-emotional skill building: what to teach & how to teach it
  • Self-awareness & Self-management: teaching & using skills in the classroom
  • Social awareness & Relationship management: building friendships & community
  • Putting it all together: sequence of lessons, practical strategies, classroom solutions

Facebook groups for Montessori Teachers/Guides are now live! 

These groups are only for Montessori educators. Please do not invite parents to join. We love parents and there are groups for them available here!

Please note, we will be posting the link to the How to Zoom and How to Use Google Classroom videos along with resources in each level’s group.

We store videos of all of our webcasts and much more in the International Montessori Council member’s resource center. If you or your school are not members yet, you should look into it HERE

The IMC offers great benefits, especially to schools, and is very affordable because of its connection to the Montessori Foundation. It only takes a moment to join online.

If you’d like to know more about having any of us from the Montessori Foundation come to your school or present a live online class by video broadcast to your entire staff, contact