“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
Challenge: Circle Behavior
By changing the center from the adult — and adult values — to the child, and his values, we should
Getting on the Same Page
Now the adult himself is part of the child’s environment. ~ Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood Have you ever
How Do You Know It’s a Class Meeting?
An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of
Classes and Workshops
Live Online Workshops
Whole School Workshops
The Whole-School Practitioner’s Class is 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 Video Workshop
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!