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Mindfulness & Education for Peace

Presenter: Teri Canaday Freeman
For: Early Childhood and Elementary I & II
CPD Hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand

Individual Rental Group Rental


On-Demand Webinar

The presentation is available for a 30-day rental via Vimeo On Demand, allowing you to view the webinar at any time, as often as you would like, within your rental period.

$55/individual (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$200/group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)


As Montessorians contend with the daily demands of the classroom and the running of a school, maintaining the essence of Montessori—“education for peace”—can be daunting and, at times, even pushed to the background. This presentation will address the need for intentionality in keeping the spirit of peace alive in the Montessori classroom and school, and explain how mindfulness activities can play a vital part in this.

Drawing from her more than 4 decades of experience in the field, and supported by videos, reflective questions, and goal-setting opportunities, presenter Teri Canaday will address these key points as she guides you in developing and implementing peaceful communities for children, teachers, and staff:

  • Mindfulness in the Montessori environment: overview, benefits
  • How mindfulness supports peace education
  • The consequences of un-mindfulness
  • The effects of positive thinking and negative thinking
  • The power of words, silence, and breathing
  • Activities for promoting and enhancing mindfulness and peaceful environments in the classroom and staffroom

Learner Outcomes

  • Gain ideas for strengthening the peace curriculum component in your school through the use of self-awareness and community awareness
  • Become better acquainted with the concept of “mindfulness” and how it is relevant to our Montessori work
  • Learn about resources for helping children and adults gain greater mindfulness in the school community

Teri Canaday Freeman, MAT, is director at the Montessori Center of Jackson in Jackson, TN, a faculty member of the Montessori Educational Institute of North America (MEINA), and a longtime member of the AMS Peace Committee. Montessori-credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I).

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