Montessori Professional Development
We all need annual professional development to satisfy our state licensing agencies but also to keep learning and growing ourselves.
Broaden Your Understanding and Sharpen Your Skills
Every child is different. As teachers we often need to reach out to find the information or skills you need to best serve each individual child. Our professional development courses are 100% online to allow you to choose when you study.
Courses start on the 1st day of every month so you can choose your start date to fit your needs. Bonus content is immediately available for all courses.
Early Reading: The Gateway to Learning
This course will deliver everything you need to effectively teach early reading to children between the ages of 3-6 either at home or in the classroom.
This course is perfect for teachers and parents. Learn proven techniques that align with Maria Montessori's approach to this avenue.
Normalization in the Early Childhood Classroom
If you feel like you are in a constant state of reactive management in your classroom, it is very likely that the children are not reaching the state of Normalization. These qualities of Normalization reveal themselves when we prepare the environment and provide freedom of choice. No teacher “makes” the child work. Children love the work that corresponds to their internal development, and it is our job to provide that environment. Enjoy more calm in your classroom when you cultivate an environment for Normalization!
Montessori’s Sensorial and Cultural Materials
Sensorial is the second of four major avenues in Montessori’s plan for young children. Based on the need to touch, see, smell and hear, the sensorial avenue offers materials for children to systematically explore the environment through all the senses.
Discovering a Child's Sensitive Periods
The sensitive periods comprise one of several basic principles on which Montessori early childhood education is founded. Montessori wrote about these intense interests as sensitive periods. We might say that the sensitive periods furnish energy for the child to explore specific areas of the environment and to master certain skills at precise time periods. Montessori said: “It is this sensibility which enables a child to come into contact with the external world in a particularly intense manner. At such a time everything is easy; all is life and enthusiasm. Every effort marks an increase in power.”
Different Ages, Different Needs: Understanding the Stages of Development
Here is an opportunity to take what you will learn about the stages of the child’s development as seen by Maria Montessori and apply this to the children in your world! With each stage you will begin to look at classrooms that provide adequate experiences for the child’s developmental growth.
“The more you know about these stages, the better you can work with your child and keep a calmer home or classroom”. Mary Ellen Maunz
The final unit is devoted to a series of supplementary documents examining current child development information, which helps to validate Montessori’s work.
Recovering + Preventing Burnout for Montessori Teachers
The practices selected for this course were designed to be no experience required and most require no equipment. These practices are designed to not just be a pleasant 2-week experience. Rather, they teach you to reset your professional and personal lives by training you to develop your breathing, address your limiting beliefs, and use your body to move gently to physically release and relax.
Getting Kids to Listen
Do you feel confused & annoyed when your kids just won't listen? Are you frustrated that no matter how you repeat, explain or give consequences, things just don't seem to change?
Sample of Lesson 1: How to move from upset/resistant, to calm, in 30 sec. Who couldn't use this?
This course will give you tools to connect with your children in moments of chaos and bring calm to your home or classroom. A lifesaver for parents and teachers!
“The child passes little by little from the unconscious to the conscious, treading always in the paths of joy and love.”
– Maria Montessori