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Elementary

All of the Elementary 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 Community in the Montessori Classroom

    In this webinar, Elementary guide Adam Darlage will frame the discussion around 4 pedagogical virtues—humility, honesty, trust, and accountability—and explain how you can nurture them within your Montessori environment to foster a lasting sense of community among your students. 

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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 '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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                  Cosmic Extensions for the Early Elementary Years

                  This webinar will help you take a new look at your existing Elementary I Cosmic curriculum and provide you with helpful and creative ideas for adding depth and breadth to it through the use of well-planned, well-designed, and well-executed extensions.

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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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                      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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                        Divide & Conquer! A Math Refresher for Teachers of Elementary Students

                        This workshop will refresh your understanding of the links between concrete and abstract division of wholes, fractions, and decimals, offering precise language that more deeply connects children (and parents) with materials.

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                          Elementary Practical Life - Beyond Grace and Courtesy

                          Feel confident incorporating examples and projects within your classrooms, as our presenters discuss activities of Elementary Practical Life within the framework of the planes of development and Montessori’s understanding of the human tendencies.

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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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                                  Internalizing the Hierarchy of Numbers

                                  This webinar will not only reacquaint attendees with important introductory lessons on the hierarchy, but will also explore new ways to use traditional Montessori materials that are already in the classroom, as well as new materials that focus on hierarchy in engaging and unique ways.

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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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                                        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 & 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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                                                          Perspectives in the New Literacy: Coding, Programming, and Problem-Solving

                                                          Our students are part of the continually evolving digital world and have an opportunity to engage critically and purposefully with technology. The presentation will share different ways to introduce programming, and coding concepts to complement and support the Montessori curriculum.

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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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                                                                “Sex & Pizza”: Human Development & Sex-Ed for Montessori Upper Elementary

                                                                We'll share ways to guide parents and children in navigating the journey toward adult bodies and adult behaviors, including teaching the vocabulary for naming reproductive body parts; guiding children to formulate questions about human development, identity, and sexuality; and answering their questions in a respectful, open, and honest manner.

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                                                                  A Shared Humanity: Geography Lessons That Go Beyond Borders

                                                                  Focusing on the concept of the Blue Marble, that there are no borders visible from outer space, this webinar provides a plethora of resources to help you enhance your early childhood geography lessons.

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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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                                                                      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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