Practitioner’s Class – September 2023

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Welcome to Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom – Practitioner’s Workshop.  This online interactive training, based on the book, Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom, by Jane Nelsen and me, will help participants learn how to implement respectful, effective, and time-tested methods of classroom management that reflect our deepest values as Montessori educators: mutual respect, cooperation, responsibility, empathy, and independence. 

Classes will be held online via Zoom.


Chip DeLorenzo

Class meeting times:  Wednesday Evenings  ~  7:00pm – 9:00pm EST

Class Dates: 

  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1


You will find the following materials within the learning platform:

  • Positive Discipline In the Montessori Classroom book – PDF version found in Session 1
  • Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom book – Hard copy to be mailed to US and Canadian mailing addresses.
  • Workbook (Online on learning platform) – Please print this document.
  • Handouts (Online on the learning platform)

Learning Platform

The learning platform is the online classroom and is accessed by logging onto my website  Each week, on Fridays, I will post a video recording of the Wednesday evening session.   Be sure to print out a copy of the workbook, as you will be taking notes and recording observations in the workbook throughout the class.  Handouts may also be posted from week to week on the platform, as appropriate, as well as the homework to be completed after each session.  

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 870 7332 0543
Passcode: 794196

Preparation for First Session

Please be sure to download and print the workbook, which is in session one, under the heading “Supporting Documents”.  You will also find a PDF copy of the our book, Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom.  Please read the Introduction through Chapter 2 in preparation for our first session.

Homework During the Course

After each session, you will have a short reading assignment, as well as some activities for you to do with your students (observations, case studies, practice with tools, etc.).  Homework assignments are very manageable, and will be posted in each session on this learning platform.

Attendance and Participation

This course is experiential and depends on the active participation of participants in the activities and discussions.  With that in mind, participants are asked to attend the sessions, live.  If you are not able to attend a session, video recordings of the session will be posted within 48 hours of each session.  This is an interactive course, and we ask that you keep your video on during the classes, as we will be using breakout sessions throughout each session.  


At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion for the course indicating 16-course- hours.

To obtain your certificate, you will need to complete all 8 sessions of the workshop and complete a course evaluation.  The course evaluation will be done during the last session of the workshop.

I look forward to working with you!  Please let us know if you have any questions!  Feel free to email me at:

Warm regards,

Chip DeLorenzo

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