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Infant & Toddler

All of the Infant & Toddler webinars on this page are available on-demand. Rentals are for 30 days. We also offer live webinars; you can view them here.

A Day in a Montessori Toddler Community

This presentation will follow a typical day in the life of a toddler in a Montessori Toddler classroom, providing a real-life view of what the environment looks like, and demonstrating how common activities can change and evolve as the child grows physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

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    Building a Simple Yet Rich Birth to 3 Environment Indoors, Outdoors, and at Home

    This webinar will show you how to create a well-prepared Montessori environment with children’s stages of development in mind, whether at school or at home.

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      Children's 'Misbehavior'—and How to Respond Effectively

      Learn to recognize common goals of misbehavior and explore non-punitive techniques for redirecting that behavior.

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        Classroom Assistants & You: Cultivating Healthy Relationships

        Recognizing the assistant as a crucial aspect of classroom success, our presenter will walk you through concrete steps to take for building a checklist for your assistant to follow, when and how to allow your assistant to take on greater responsibilities in the classroom, and defining and respectfully enforcing boundaries.

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          Conducting Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences

          Learn how to prepare for and conduct regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Ideas will be shared for creating opportunities for productive, open communication for all involved, and to avoid common pitfalls in communicating with parents.

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            Connections Matter: Skills for Creating, Strengthening, & Maintaining Meaningful Interpersonal Connections

            Learn techniques to help you and your students initiate, maintain, and strengthen connections in all areas of your lives.

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              Difficult Behaviors, Creative Solutions

              Do you feel trapped by episodes of unwanted classroom behavior that repeat day after day?  Learn 3 simple Montessori-friendly steps that can be applied to any classroom management problem so that you can inspire the behavior you want from a diverse group of students.

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                Freedom as the First Period in the Toddler 3-Period Lesson

                In this webinar, presenter Rebecca Thompson-Stewart will present her perspective—drawn from Dr. Montessori’s writings, knowledge of child development, and classroom experience—that the toddler’s exploratory behavior is the first period of the 3-period lesson for Toddlers.

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                  From Sensation to Abstraction: The Role of Sensorial Materials

                  This webinar will show how, in our increasingly technologically driven culture, sensorial materials form an essential foundation for both language and math development. We will also cover the challenges of keeping the sensorial curriculum fresh, and identifying the challenges of communicating the importance of sensorial education.

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                    Fundamental Practices of Motivation

                    Are the children you know motivated by rewards, or praise, or their own hard work? In this webinar, you will learn why rewards hinder a student’s natural desire to learn, how praise can be a type of reward, and how this impacts a student’s development and sense of self.

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                      Including Children with Autism in the Montessori Classroom

                      Learn ways in which the Montessori environment works ideally for children with autism, and offer additional strategies to use one-on-one or in small groups to help children with autism participate fully in the daily life of the classroom.

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                        Language Development, Neuroscience, & Montessori

                        Learn how to use the teachings of neuroscience to bring language alive, inspire children to choose language work in our Montessori classrooms and how to guide children to independent language expression and creativity.

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                          Montessori & Autism

                          This webinar will introduce teachers and parents to ways of effectively working with children on the autism spectrum by blending the Montessori approach with ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). 

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                            Montessori Teacher Development: Nurturing the Seeds of Transformation

                            When we nurture and nourish the seeds of transformation, we can truly blossom. During this webinar, we will use the imagery of a seed to identify what is needed to break through the protective coat of our current Montessori practices.

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                              No More Mean Girls: Creating Positive Girl Behavior

                              Certified parent educator Yvonne Nass will address these so-called “mean girls” and explore causes, typical behaviors, and impact on a group, and she will provide helpful strategies for balancing out these behaviors in a positive manner.

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                                Science Activities for Toddlers

                                How do you incorporate science into the Toddler education? Julie Eskenazi will provide examples, and help you generate ideas on how to create your own materials to promote learning in the classroom.

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                                  Sharing Montessori Philosophy with Parents: Home Visits & Beyond

                                  As Montessori teachers, we have a keen understanding of the philosophy that drives our practice with infants and toddlers—but don’t always have the resources or confidence to share it effectively with parents. In this webinar, you will learn why home visits offer an excellent avenue for sharing information about Montessori philosophy.

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                                    Starting Off the School Year for Reading Success

                                    Drawing from her work on classroom-based assessment in Montessori schools, Linda will provide an overview of developmental benchmarks in reading and specific ways that Montessori teachers can learn about children in relation to those benchmarks in the first 6 weeks of school.

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                                      Supporting Parents with Grace and Courtesy

                                      To truly help the child reach his potential, a positive collaboration based on mutual respect and support is needed between educators and parents. In this workshop, we will discuss how, as Montessori teachers, we can mindfully provide parents with both moral support and concrete information about the planes of development.

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                                        Technology for the Digital Immigrant

                                        This webinar will focus on cross-platform computer programs that can be used to improve school administration and classroom management.

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