Montessori Parent Support Program

Seeing Your Child The Montessori Way

 

montessori_parent_workshopsDo you wonder…

  • How can I best support my child’s learning?
  • How can I use Montessori ideas and principles to maximize my child’s overall development?
  • Is Montessori education the right choice for my child? And for my family?

 

You’ll get the answers to these questions, and more, with Seeing Your Child The Montessori Way.

Seeing Your Child The Montessori Way is an online workshop designed to meet the demands of your busy life.

This workshop rolls out in six-weekly sessions, each about 50 minutes in length. Each session is divided into short activity segments, varying in length from 2 to 12 minutes.

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The material is presented in three ways:

 

Video

Watch on your phone, tablet or computer.

Audio

You can download an audio file and listen where ever you are.

Transcript

The transcript of each session is available in a convenient handout.

Here’s the first activity segment that tells you about this workshop.

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Enrollment Is Now Open!

Click to Enroll Here, Total Course Fee $197.00
You’ll have on-going access to this program!

Also, you have a 60-day money back guarantee.

Register now and you can be taking the course in minutes!


What parents are saying…

Thank you for a great session! After 7 years as a Montessori family, I found that I still learned new things and will certainly be applying some of the strategies suggested as we parent our two elementary aged daughters to adulthood.

I have taken the tailored-made workshop for our school and finished within six weeks. It was very thought-provoking and one of the best material I have ever come across in terms of parenting with Montessori principles. There are still plenty to learn even though my daughter has been in Montessori environment for over 4 years.

Maren presents Montessori teaching at a deeper level and I was constantly discovering new insights which I find refreshing. I also like the fact that we are periodically reminded about the material that we learnt even after the formal course has finished. Thank you for presenting your materials and keeping us informed to be better parents.

Maren–this is great! I was a “traditional” kindergarten teacher before I had kids so I always enjoy learning about education. Before I had children, I was only vaguely informed about Montessori education. I chose the school because it was different from what I did at home & thought it would be a great complement.

I love it!  Thank you!


Seeing Your Child The Montessori Way is an online workshop designed to meet the demands of your busy life.

This workshop rolls out in six-weekly sessions, each about 50 minutes in length. Each session is divided into short activity segments, varying in length from 2 to 12 minutes.

The material is presented in three ways:

Video

Watch on your phone, tablet or computer.

Audio

You can download an audio file and listen where ever you are.

Transcript

The transcript of each session is available in a convenient handout.


Remember…

  • This workshop is on-demand, online and available to you 24/7.
  • Register now and you’ll be taking the course in minutes.
  • You’ll also have on-going access to this course.

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Look at everything we cover in this course!

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Weeks 1 and 2: Seeing From The Child’s Point of View

Our starting place focuses on seeing from a child’s point of view. I ask you to observe various behaviors in your children in order to see fundamental principles of child development.

For example, we consider the child’s love of the adults, the child’s attachment to the environment, the child’s sense of becoming, sensitive periods, the four planes of development and more. Our starting place focuses on seeing from a child’s point of view.


Week 1

  • Introduction: About You and Your Child – What Do You Want To Learn?
  • Activity 1: The Child’s Natural Love Of The Adult
  • Activity 2: The Child’s Love Of Place
  • Activity 3: The Child Is Always Becoming
  • Activity 4: The Child Has Time-Sensitive Opportunities For Growth
  • Parent Toolbox: Avoid Discouragement, Apologize

Week 2

  • Activity 1: The Child’s Actions Are Development Driven
  • Activity 2: Children Seek To Create A Flow Of Activity
  • Activity 3: Imagination In The Young Child
  • Activity 4: Using A Child’s Positive Psychology
  • Activity 5: The Child’s Love Of Nature
  • Activity 6: The Spiritual Role Of Family
  • Parent Toolbox: Be Friendly With Error

Week 3: Busting Montessori Myths

In this session, I’ll bust some Montessori myths to help you see more clearly what Montessori education is and isn’t.

  • Activity 1:Defining Montessori
  • Activity 2: MYTH Montessori Kids Do Whatever They Want
  • Activity 3: MYTH Montessori Schools Are Only For Rich Or Smart kids
  • Activity 4: MYTH Montessori Classrooms Are Too Structured/Unstructured
  • Activity 5: MYTH Montessori Schools Don’t Allow For Play
  • Activity 6: MYTH Montessori Schools Don’t Allow For Creativity
  • Parent Toolbox: Using Positive Statements

Week 4: Why Does The Montessori Method Work?

Now the stage is set to look at why the Montessori method works by explaining key Montessori principles.

  • Activity 1: The Four Planes Of Development
  • Activity 2: Human Tendencies
  • Activity 3: Pedagogical Principles
  • Activity 4: The Prepared Environment
  • Activity 5: Three-Hour Work Cycle
  • Activity 6: Concentration and Independence
  • Activity 7: Free Choice and More
  • Parent Toolbox: Any Unnecessary Help Is A Hindrance to Development

Week 5: Montessori Principles–More Than Teaching

In this session we’ll bring together how Montessori principles support children’s development from birth through adulthood.

  • Activity 1: Developing Trust and Respect Through Teaching
  • Activity 2: Montessori Principles Create An Action Plan
  • Activity 3: Tried and True Teaching Principles
  • Activity 4: Part Two–Tried and True Teaching Principles
  • Activity 5: Part Three–Tried and True Teaching Principles
  • Parent Toolbox: Help Me Help My Self

Week 6: Assuring Success

In this week’s activity segments, I’ll show you key ways to make sure Montessori schooling works for your family.

  • Activity 1: Free Choice
  • Activity 2: Defining Freedom
  • Activity 3: Seeing The Big Picture
  • Activity 4: Problem Solving
  • Parent Toolbox: Learning To Make Choices
  • Program Summary
  • Attendance Certificate Request

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