“Sex & Pizza”: Human Development & Sex-Ed for Montessori Upper Elementary
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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 Montessori Guide to Teaching Conflict-Resolution Skills to Young Children
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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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Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike (Part 1)
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Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike (Part 1)

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)
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Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike (Part 2)

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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Breaking the Cycle - Uncovering the Roots of Misbehavior
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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 a Simple Yet Rich Birth to 3 Environment Indoors, Outdoors, and at Home
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Building a Simple Yet Rich Birth to 3 Environment Indoors, Outdoors, and at Home

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 the Self: A Toolkit for Self-Regulation
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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.

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Building the Self: Self-Regulation, the Successor to Normalization
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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
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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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Classroom Assistants & You: Cultivating Healthy Relationships
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Classroom Assistants & You: Cultivating Healthy Relationships

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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Common Core & the Montessori EC Classroom
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Common Core & the Montessori EC Classroom

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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Conducting Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences
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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
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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
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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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Creating Community: Differentiation in Secondary Montessori Classrooms
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Creating Community: Differentiation in Secondary Montessori Classrooms

In this webinar, we will describe methods useful for enabling an interdisciplinary, thematic, and collaborative approach to Secondary subjects in which students are not grouped by abilities or age.

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Curricular Extensions for Science in the Early Childhood Classroom
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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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Daydreamers, Drafters, Drifters, and Doers: Part 1
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Daydreamers, Drafters, Drifters, and Doers: Part 1

Learn about the 4 D’s: Daydreamers, Drafters, Drifters, and Doers, including the behaviors we see of them in the classroom and individual characteristics of each.

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Daydreamers, Drafters, Drifters, and Doers: Part 2
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Daydreamers, Drafters, Drifters, and Doers: Part 2

In this webinar, we continue the discussion started in Part 1 of the 2-part series about the 4 D’s: Daydreamers, Drafters, Drifters, and Doers.

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Developing Social Imagination through Nature, Art, & Play
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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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Divide & Conquer! A Math Refresher for Teachers of Elementary 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
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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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Freedom as the First Period in the Toddler 3-Period Lesson
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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
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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.

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Fundamental Practices of Motivation
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Fundamental Practices of Motivation

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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Healthy Classrooms
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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
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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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How Social Justice is Fundamental to Cosmic Education
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How Social Justice is Fundamental to Cosmic Education

In this webinar, we will review how Cosmic Education facilitates the Elementary child’s ability to understand the fundamental question, “Who Am I?”

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Internalizing the Hierarchy of Numbers
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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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Let's Make Music!
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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− from enhancing language and spatial intelligence to promoting teamwork, craftsmanship, relaxation, creative thinking, and more.

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Leveraging Current Research to Support Montessori
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Leveraging Current Research to Support Montessori

In this webinar, we’ll talk about how to make current research data work for you in your efforts to champion Montessori—whether to parents, future Montessori educators, or public policy wonks.

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Lighting a Child's Inborn Sense of Wonder: Mobilizing Your School to Bring Nature Back to Children
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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
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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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Marketing your Montessori School Basics to Boost Enrollment
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Marketing your Montessori School Basics to Boost Enrollment

Join us for an overview of marketing principles and a deep dig into concepts that represent real-world examples of effective school marketing.

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Math, the Spiral Curriculum, and the Layering of Learning
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Math, the Spiral Curriculum, and the Layering of Learning

Come, see, and understand the depth of the Pink Tower and how layering of learning happens organically in the classroom.

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Mindfulness & Education for Peace
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Mindfulness & Education for Peace

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.

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Montessori & ADD/ADHD
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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 Teacher Development: Nurturing the Seeds of Transformation
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Montessori Teacher Development: Nurturing the Seeds of Transformation

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
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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
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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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Perspectives in the New Literacy: Coding, Programming, and Problem-Solving
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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
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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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Practical Digital Marketing Ideas for Your School
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Practical Digital Marketing Ideas for Your School

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to develop a digital marketing strategy that showcases your school online—and specifically on mobile phones.

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Preparing the Environment for Children with Sensory-Processing Needs
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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.

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Preparing the Environment for Children with Sensory-Processing Needs
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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.

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Professional Development That Mirrors Montessori Principles & Practices
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Professional Development That Mirrors Montessori Principles & Practices

In this webinar you'll be exposed to the guiding philosophy of why professional development matters, how it is best administered, creating effective professional development plans, and measuring its effectiveness.

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Retaining Third-Year Students in the Early Childhood Classroom
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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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School Accreditation 101
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School Accreditation 101

If you are contemplating AMS accreditation for your Montessori school, or if you are just beginning the process, participation in AMS’s School Accreditation 101 will provide you with vital information about protocol, goals, and more.

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School Financial-Management Basics
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School Financial-Management Basics

Presented by a longtime head of school and former treasurer of several organizations, Dane Peters will look at strategies for budget building, including establishing and collecting fees, financial aid, and employee care.

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Science Activities for Toddlers
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Science Activities for Toddlers

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
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Sharing Montessori Philosophy with Parents: Home Visits & Beyond

In this webinar, you will learn why home visits offer an excellent avenue for sharing information about Montessori philosophy.

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Socratic Discourse: Preparing the Environment for Thinking, Listening, & Speaking
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Socratic Discourse: Preparing the Environment for Thinking, Listening, & Speaking

In this refresher course for trained Montessori Secondary teachers who are familiar with conducting structured discussions with their students, you will be invited to examine key components needed for conducting successful Socratic discussions* with adolescents.

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Starting Off the School Year for Reading Success
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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
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Supporting Parents with Grace and Courtesy

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
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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
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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
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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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Transdisciplinary Education: Applying Montessori Philosophy to Secondary Curriculum
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Transdisciplinary Education: Applying Montessori Philosophy to Secondary Curriculum

John Branch will explain how transdisciplinary learning is a critical component of Montessori Secondary education.

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Trauma & Stress, Session 1: Understanding the Effects on Children
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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
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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
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Trauma & Stress, Session 3: Burnout is Real: Managing the Stress of the Classroom

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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Using Cosmic Education to Teach Peace & Social Justice
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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
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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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Whole-School Communities: Why They Matter, How to Build Them
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Whole-School Communities: Why They Matter, How to Build Them

Our presenters will discus what we need to create community beyond the classroom; ways to assist children across ages in assuming contributing roles; and opportunities for how you can be an active member of your school community beyond the walls of your classroom.

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