“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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Classes and Workshops

Available Now as an Online Video Course!

Upcoming Live Events

Online Zoom Workshop

When:  Mondays, January 10 through March 14, 2022  ~  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST 

Where: Online

Facilitator:  Chip DeLorenzo and Jody Malterre

Denver, CO

When:  Friday and Saturday, December 3-4, 2021  ~  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  Montessori Education Center of the Rockies  ~ 3975 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,  Denver, Colorado  80205

Facilitator:  Chip DeLorenzo

Houston, TX

When:  Friday and Saturday, December  10-11, 2021  ~  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  Houston Montessori Center ~ 7807 Long Point Rd #100, Houston, TX  77055

Facilitator:  Chip DeLorenzo

Dallas, TX

When:  Saturday and Sunday, January 15-16, 2022 ~  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  White Rock Montessori School ~ 1601 Oates Dr, Dallas, TX  75228

Facilitator:  Chip DeLorenzo

Palo Alto, CA

When:  Friday and Saturday, January 28-29, 2022  ~  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  The Bowman School ~ 4000 Terman Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Facilitator:  Chip DeLorenzo

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

When:  Saturday and Sunday, February 19-20, 2022  ~  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Summit-Questa Montessori School ~ 5451 Davie Rd, Davie, FL  33314

Facilitator:  Chip DeLorenzo


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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