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Early Childhood

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

Breaking the Cycle - Uncovering the Roots of Misbehavior

Join us as we understand and learn to respond to children with chronic behavioral challenges in a manner that is both proactive and consistent with the Montessori approach for respect in the classroom.

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    Building Support Systems for Students with Special Needs

    This webinar will look at 2 systems of proven efficacy in supporting students with special needs: Response to Intervention—a systemic, multi-tiered, individualized approach—and student support teams.

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      Building the Self: A Toolkit for Self-Regulation

      Our presenter will outline methods for preparing an environment for self-regulation, including tools for planning, goal setting, time management and behavior management. He will also describe community norms in which children co-create and collaboratively maintain the rules.

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        Building the Self: Self-Regulation, the Successor to Normalization

        Biff Maier presents recent research in self-regulation and its compatibility with Montessori’s vision of the normalized child.

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          Children's House Extension for Geography and Science

          Explore ways to think beyond ordinary extensions of the basic presentation of geography and science.

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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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              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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                  Common Core & the Montessori EC Classroom

                  With the universal Pre-K movement gaining momentum nationally, Montessori Early Childhood programs are faced with the challenge of demonstrating measurable progress towards Common-Core-based learning standards. This webinar will offer insights into how to align Montessori curriculum at the Early Childhood level with Common Core learning standards.

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                    Developing Social Imagination through Nature, Art, & Play

                    This webinar on social imagination will integrate current research on the brain, place-based learning, and creativity; examine the benefits of nature, art, and play in Montessori education; and provide intentional ways to respect the past and envision a better world.

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                      Curricular Extensions for Science in the Early Childhood Classroom

                      Explore how to add substance and depth to your Montessori Early Childhood Science environment.  We will develop curricular extensions and address how to ground those presentations in previous Montessori work so that the spiral curriculum of Montessori continues. 

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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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                          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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                            Healthy Classrooms

                            This webinar will introduce participants to the Healthy Classroom Checklist− addressing social interactions, work choices, independence, and classroom management techniques.

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                              Helping Children Experience the Joy and Wonder of Summer

                              Learn enticing activities for your children, from backyard and urban adventures, photography explorations, natural crafts, writing investigations, and more to keep everyone happy all summer long!

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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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                                  iPad Uses for Montessori Teachers

                                  Elizabeth Park will explore the usefulness of iPads at the Early Childhood and Elementary levels, including how the iPad can be used to facilitate language development and self-directed learning, both for typically developing children and those with special needs.

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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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                                      Let's Make Music!

                                      Be prepared to tap your feet and sway to the beat as Frank Leto, one of Montessori’s favorite musicians, demonstrates the many benefits of music education in the classroom or home.

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                                        Lighting a Child's Inborn Sense of Wonder: Mobilizing Your School to Bring Nature Back to Children

                                        You’ll experience activities and curriculum ideas that engage students with the natural world through art, creative writing, science observation, and alternatives to traditional play concepts, all using available natural space.

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                                          Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners: Practical Applications of a Developmental Continuum

                                          Dr. Phinney and Dr. Ward will provide an extensive and practical literacy continuum framework that will enable you to meet the needs of the wide range of development found within any group of literacy learners, regardless of age/grade level.

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                                            Math, the Spiral Curriculum, and the Layering of Learning

                                            The Pink Tower is just the beginning of the mathematical curriculum that spirals out from this majestic material. Come, see, and understand the depth of the Pink Tower and how layering of learning happens organically in the classroom.

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                                              Montessori & ADD/ADHD

                                              This webinar will present an examination of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of attention deficit disorder in children from early childhood to adolescence, with a focus on children in the learning and social environments.

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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 Beginnings: Weekly Community Experiences for Infants and Parents

                                                  Take a look at the joys and challenges of developing a school-based Montessori community for babies and young toddlers (birth through 23 months) and their parents or caregivers.

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                                                    Montessori & STEM

                                                    Learn how to create an integrated lesson sequence using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—the “STEM” fields. 

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                                                      A Montessori Guide to Teaching Conflict-Resolution Skills to Young Children

                                                      In this webinar you’ll learn strategies for teaching conflict resolution skills to children. The presentation will address the needs of socially diverse classrooms, and how best to craft your peace lessons for children who have not yet developed strong concepts of tolerance, respect, and acceptance.

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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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                                                            Nurturing Nature Inside and Outside the Early Childhood Classroom

                                                            Learn practical ways to help children connect to nature using botany and zoology materials that emphasize your local plants and animals.

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                                                              Positive Discipline

                                                              Chip DeLorenzo will present strategies for taking your skills to new, Montessori-friendly depths through the use of Positive Discipline, which teaches that for discipline to be effective, it must—among other things—be kind, firm, and respectful; and invite children to discover how capable they are.

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                                                                Preparing the Environment for Children with Sensory-Processing Needs

                                                                In this webinar, we will investigate the identifying features of children with sensory challenges, including children who are on the autism spectrum and those with sensory-processing disorders. We will explore simple strategies and adaptations that can be utilized to support the learning and behavioral needs of these children who don’t fit the typical developmental patterns.

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                                                                  Retaining Third-Year Students in the Early Childhood Classroom

                                                                  Join this webinar and learn how to market your the 3 years that form the complete cycle of your school’s Early Childhood program, highlighting a specific and clear, individualized curriculum with tri-annual benchmarks (as opposed to annual). 

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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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                                                                      Tapping the Power of Art & Creativity in Young Children

                                                                      In this session, our presenters will provide you with ways of nurturing creativity through art activities and experiences in all children.

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                                                                        Teaching Written Language to Children with Learning Differences

                                                                        This webinar will offer a learning model that has proven effective at helping children who have learning differences or are at-risk for learning differences achieve success in reading, writing, and spelling, by integrating the Montessori written language curriculum with several other multi-sensory learning approaches.

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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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                                                                            Using Cosmic Education to Teach Peace & Social Justice

                                                                            By emphasizing our common origins with other humans, other living species, and with Earth and the universe itself, the Montessori Cosmic Education curriculum calls upon each person to help make the world more peaceful, socially just, and respectful of nature. This workshop will explore practical ways to make this understanding a part of the classroom.

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                                                                              Using Gardening and Art to Preserve Wonder and Weave Learning Across Montessori Curricula

                                                                              This webinar will teach how gardening preserves the delicate childhood sense of wonder, and it will also explore how to keep gardening journals, while integrating art and poetry into gardening to enhance class focus, promote nature connection, and assess learning across curricula.

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                                                                                Water Activities Beyond Float & Sink

                                                                                This webinar will give you a wealth of ideas for step-by-step lessons that include experiments and other activities that will pique their curiosity about the many properties of water—and set them on the road to exploration and discovery. 

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