Live Workshops – Descriptions

Chip and his team hold live workshops for Montessori Educators, both in-person and online. In-person workshops are held throughout the country each school year, and live online workshops are held via Zoom. Below are descriptions of the workshops that are offered regularly. To see a list of those currently being offered, the dates, and links to register, visit the Upcoming Events Page.

Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom –  Practitioner’s Class

The Practitioner’s Class gives participants 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.

Participants will learn to:

  • Create a classroom social/emotional environment that will reduce misbehavior.
  • Develop clear and consistent practices among adults to meet behavioral challenges respectfully and effectively.
  • Understand the roots of misbehavior in children.
  • Help children develop self-regulation, cooperation, and independence.
  • Address chronic misbehavior.
  • Help students find a sense of belonging and significance in their classroom community.
  • Develop school-wide practices that will help teachers and parents.

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way – Parenting Class

The Parenting Class is designed to help give Montessori parents the tools they need raise children who are responsible, cooperative, respectful, confident, independent and happy.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Address misbehavior effectively.
    Avoid power struggles and win cooperation from their children.
  • Navigate different parenting styles between spouses/partners.
  • Develop responsibility and self-discipline in their children.
  • Understand the roots of misbehavior and how adults sometimes contribute.
  • Address sibling rivalry effectively.
  • Bring the joy into parenting!

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way – Facilitator’s Workshop

The Teaching Positive Discipline Parenting Facilitator’s Workshop provides Montessori Educators with the tools they need to start teaching Positive Discipline Parenting Classes. Participants who successfully complete this workshop will earn certification as Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators through the Positive Discipline Association.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of Positive Discipline principles and practices for parents.
  • Facilitate Parenting Course for parents within their schools and local communities.
  • Practice Positive Discipline foundational activities.
  • Lead activities for parents.
  • Build facilitation skills.
  • Create a support system for parents struggling with behavioral challenges.

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