Montessori and Special Needs courses are designed to support your work with “today’s” students. Gain practical knowledge, strategies and techniques to serve diverse learners at every level.

Courses are 4 to 5 weeks and each has both synchronous sessions and asynchronous resources to guide your learning. All courses can be customized for school groups with the content and schedule that works best for your faculty.

     Our Collective Trauma:

Guilding a Trauma Sensitive Classroom

We have all experienced the chronic stress of these times we are living in. This 4 week course will give you the information and strategies you need to support your students and yourself toward a classroom of trust and security.

Modules include:

  • Trauma and its impacts on the child in the classroom
  • The importance of relationships
  • Strategies for guiding behavior and tools for teaching
  • Creating a classroom of belonging

This course will guide school leaders and educators, at every level, in creating a classroom of support for our students affected by the trauma of our time.

 A Montessori-Based System of Support for Inclusive Classrooms

 

This 5-session course is geared to Montessori educators at every level who are looking for a system for a successful inclusive classroom with a variety of needs. The Montessori-Based System of Support is a framework based on Prevention vs. Reaction. With evidenced-based strategies and specific tools, you’ll be able to provide the continuum of support each student needs for success in learning, self-management, and positive relationships.

Modules include:

  • Today’s Children; A Classroom of Prevention vs. Reaction-environment & climate
  • A Classroom of Belonging- positive relationships and tools for guiding behavior
  • A Classroom of Learning- differentiated instruction
  • Targeted Instruction- accommodations, modifications, adaptations
  • Individualized Intervention- assessment, planning, and implementation

A Peaceful Classroom: Self-Regulation for Montessori

 

This 90-minute workshop will give you an understanding of the importance of self-regulation for educators and their students.

Learn:

  • how to develop self-regulation in children from toddlers through adolescence
  • how self-regulation aids the development of executive functioning
  • practical strategies for calming a child
  • self-regulation techniques to teach and use in the classroom

Resource handout available for download

Behavior is Communication:

Inquiry Observation for Positive Support Planning

 

This 75-minute workshop will guide you through the process of:

  • understanding challenging behaviors
  • using Inquiry Observation to identify triggers and support strategies
  • the steps for developing a Positive Support Plan
  • guiding positive behaviors with responsive guidance

Resource handouts available for download