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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.

Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike

We will embark on the process of understanding ourselves and our students through the lens of Anti-Bias Education: an active approach to maintaining a culturally responsive environment for all learners. This webinar will introduce you to the 4 goals of Anti-Bias Education for children and the 5 goals for adults.

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    Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike, Part 2

    Some of us may ask how or even why discussions of race, gender, and other topics are relevant or appropriate. This webinar continues the discussion began in our previous webinar with a discussion on the importance of anti-biased, anti-racist practice at individual, class-wide and school-wide levels; and offers concrete tools to support you in the essential task of continuing your own spiritual preparation.

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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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        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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              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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                    Inclusion in the Montessori Environment (7 Webinars)

                    This webinar bundle provides access to 7 workshops that address inclusion within the Montessori environment—all for 1 low price. You will come away understanding the history, vocabulary, and best practices around inclusive classrooms, along with tools and techniques for student assessment and observation, curriculum design, and for offering support to vulnerable children.

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                      Leveraging Current Research to Support Montessori

                      Demand for data and research to support the proliferation of Montessori principles and practices is growing quickly, as is research from mainstream education supporting Montessori practices. We’ll talk about how to make this data work for you in your efforts to champion Montessori—whether to parents, future Montessori educators, or public policy wonks.

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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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                                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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                                    Trauma & Stress, Session 1: Understanding the Effects on Children

                                    Gain an understanding of how exposure to traumatic events and/or adverse childhood experiences can influence a student’s physical, cognitive, and social-emotional abilities.

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                                      Trauma & Stress, Session 2: Trauma, Triggers, & Interventions for the Classroom

                                      Learn why difficult behaviors may be occurring in your classroom and positive strategies to utilize when working with students who have been exposed to traumatic events.

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                                        Trauma & Stress, Session 3: Burnout Is Real: Managing the Stress of the Classroom

                                        Secondary traumatic stress is common among teachers. Teachers not only have academic standards to uphold but many become the social-emotional coach in their students’ life. Learn techniques that will support your emotional health, allow you to find work life balance while continuing to meet the needs of your classroom.

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