“There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community.” ~ Dr Maria Montessori

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Building Compassion

“Children are so responsive that if you treat your child with kindness and consideration he too will be kind”. (Montessori,

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Live Online Courses

The Practitioner’s Class foundational course based on the book, Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom, by Jane Nelsen and Chip DeLorenzo.  The 8-session class uses a child-study approach to discovering the principles and tools of Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom with real students.  Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other Montessori educators in an experiential setting to learn how to implement the respectful and time-tested classroom management approach that builds responsibility, independence, motivation and empathy within classroom communities.

The Conflict to Collaboration course is designed for Montessori Educators and Leaders to help build supportive and collaborative  relationships with parents.  Children are best supported when parents, teachers and leaders, have strong working relationships.  Supported children are secure children. When children feel secure they experience emotional, social and academic success.

Whole School Courses

Whole-School Courses are designed to help schools develop a consistent, respectful, and research-based approach to classroom discipline that is fully aligned with Montessori principles. This course, using a case study approach, focuses on helping teachers and administrators learn and implement the principles and tools of Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom.  Contact Chip for more information and scheduling availability.

Self Paced Virtual Course

The Book

Positive Discipline is designed to help young people become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their classroom communities. In this book, Chip DeLorenzo and Jane Nelsen
bring together Montessori and Positive Discipline for the first time,
offering a methodology for addressing behavior in the classroom
that is consistent with the core Montessori belief of respect for the child. Nelsen and DeLorenzo argue that preparing the social-
emotional environment is just as important—and as critical to normalization—as preparing the physical environment, and provide
tips for creating that environment, one that engenders cooperation,
contribution, and mutual respect.  You’ll learn how to:

• effectively set and maintain limits with children
• foster children’s self-regulation and responsibility
• encourage open communication with your students
• help children attain a sense of belonging and significance
• And much more!


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