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February 12, 2020 – 4 – 5 p.m.
What the hand does, the mind remembers. – Dr. Montessori. Navigating our world with our hands begins at an early age. Parents and teachers alike have heard such trending concepts as “the maker movement” and “project based learning”. These ideas have been in practice for over one hundred years in the Montessori classroom. Let’s explore hands on activities that prepare the child for everyday life and provide the foundation for learning.
REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HgPVlYDEQPeSL2uRX8-eEQ
March 11, 2020 – 4 – 5 p.m.
In this webinar we will explore the scientific research behind mindfulness and what makes it so effective. We’ll share how mindfulness and Montessori complement each other both in the classroom and at home. We’ll practice mindfulness activities that you can use immediately. Join us for a fun and informative webinar. REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z0kvAqh8TQKcewQr6oS9Qg
April 15, 2020 – 4 – 5 p.m.
Meet friend of Age of Montessori, Andrew Kutt, long time Montessorian, head of Oneness Family School in Washington, D.C. and acclaimed songwriter and recording artist. Join Andrew and Mary Ellen Maunz as they discuss the mountain of prejudice and ignorance about what Montessori is and what we do every day in our schools. Hear stories of a successful school in our nation’s capital and how Andrew uses his music to raise the children even higher. (Andrew will even play and sing one of his songs for us!)
September 30, 2020 – 4 – 5 p.m.
In this one-hour webinar, we will introduce songs and teach you simple melodies that can be used in the classroom at circle time, transition times and special occasions. Even if you do not feel musical or are not comfortable singing, this webinar will give you the tools you need to create a repertoire of songs that both musically timid and musically experienced Montessori teachers can use! REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HmS-OyNRSNeoxoYQoq0HkQ
October 14, 2020 – 4 – 5 p.m.
Join Stephen and Mary Ellen for a lively discussion of the amazing process of normalizing an entire class. ‘Normalization’ in the Montessori classroom refers to the freewill choices of work, spontaneous concentration, and independence of the children in the prepared environment. Steven received his Montessori diploma from the first class Mary Ellen taught with Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, in 1980.
Stephen’s years of practice demonstrated the normalization that many parents and newly minted Montessori teachers struggle to believe, let alone achieve. As Montessori began her work, her attitude as she saw children become calm and centered was one of skepticism: “I won’t believe this time. I will wait until the next time to believe.” After decades of work she realized that: “Normalization is the single most important result of our work.” REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a5rbQVcMTBit4tgdW9MT_w
November 11, 2020 – 4 – 5 p.m.
It’s during the elementary years that the concept of justice is born within the child. Children are trying to distinguish between what’s right and wrong and understand this within context of their relationships and their view of the world around them. It is also at this age that the child begins to work with others and is interested in being a part of their classroom and school community.
Join us as we focus on ways to build community in the class with morning meetings, afternoon meetings and community meetings. We will share rituals and activities that will help your class become more united as a community. Parents may find this equally applicable to their family dinner table conversations. REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B33gDjGnRM2CLdfj4MiWTA