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Love, the Passageway to Normalization

Presenter: Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed. In Montessori terms, normalization is that wondrous state when a young child becomes centered through intense concentration. It opens up a new world of joy and learning for the child, and often represents a major shift from chaos to calm. This webinar will talk about the conditions and the attitudes […]

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Cues vs. Miscues

Presenters: Flora McCormick, LCPC Victoria Brailsford, M.Ed.  If we’re having ongoing difficulties with our child, the relationship is where we need to focus first. Children don’t enjoy being “difficult”.  Their first choice is always to act in a way that connects to us.  But Children misbehave when their other behavior isn’t getting the message through […]

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Teaching with Joy & Letting Frustration Go

Teaching from Joy & Letting Frustration Go!

Transform your teaching day by gaining insight into your expectations, triggers and relationships. Where to begin? Start to gain perspective, let your goals guide you and find your supportive people (including yourself). PRESENTERS: Susan Hoffman, B.S., EC Montessori Certification (1981) Isabelle Crow, EC Montessori Certification (2015) Technical Note: Audio connection warbles occasionally, but the practical […]

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Montessori’s Discoveries

Maria Montessori was a physician, surgeon and head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Rome. As she approached her 40th birthday, she discovered qualities of children that caused her to change her entire life, and to follow the child to the secrets of mankind that lay hidden within. Watch as we review the […]

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The Montessori Assistant

How to Be One, How to Train One Presented by: Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder, Program Director and Victoria Brailsford, M.A. Asst. Program Director With established adult/child ratios in every state, almost all Montessori classrooms have an assistant. But what does that person do? How do we prepare him or her for the role? Come […]

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Age of Montessori Graduates Discuss First Years of Teaching

Many Paths, One Message: Help to Life

  Presented by Age of Montessori Faculty and Graduates: Susan Hoffman, BS, Faculty Carriga Camp, BA and Vanessa Chipe Swiggart, BA Tech Note:  Audio signal fluctuates throughout video. Graduates discuss their path to becoming Montessori teachers and the importance of professional development. This is a question and answer format that is perfect for anyone considering […]

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In View of Recent Events in Charlottesville

 We at Age of Montessori are grateful to hear from MACTE, our accrediting group with offices in Charlottesville, and join with them in the absolute determination that as we help our children live in peace and respect for all, we can and will change our world. — Mary Ellen Maunz MACTE’s Reflections on Recent Events […]

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A glimpse into Age of Montessori’s residency in beautiful Bozeman, Montana

Age of Montessori’s 15-day in person residency is a brief but fundamental component of becoming a MACTE accredited Montessori teacher. In just over two weeks, the summer intensive gives students hands on training with the materials and a chance to practice lessons in-person with faculty. Additionally, this is a time to connect with fellow students and […]

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Mary Ellen Maunz sheds light on the secret of Montessori elementary education

One of the most important concepts for the elementary teacher to understand is that you must engage the interest of the child, explains Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder and Program Director, Age of Montessori. It is not enough for the teacher to offer information to students if the students are not paying attention because they […]

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