Building Inclusive Montessori Environments

Building Inclusive Montessori Environments

Online Self-Directed Professional Development Course

Children do not enter this world with bad intentions. They do not come to us to wear us out, test our patience or push us over the edge. They come to us with a need for love, connection and belonging.” – Rebecca Eanes


Self-Directed (Complete at your own pace)

Access for 2 months

Course includes:

– Lessons and Learning Resources

– Video Presentations

– Comprehensive Toolkit (28 Handouts and Articles!)

Course Overview

“Building Inclusive Montessori Environments” is a professional development course which guides teachers through the process of following each child, understanding inclusion, and supporting all children. Dr. Montessori’s education is rooted in medical pedagogy, with the goal of every child to reach and maintain optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social function. This course focuses on our responsibility to design our environment and our teaching practices to meet the needs of the child.

This comprehensive course features a blend of prerecorded video lectures, engaging Powerpoint presentations, digital educational materials, and a rich repository of resources. 

Course Objectives

The objectives of this professional development course are to discuss the following topics in more detail:

  • Building an Inclusive Environment
  • Observation
  • Lesson Planning and Record Keeping
  • and more!

Comprehensive Toolkit

The comprehensive includes 28 Handouts and Articles including:

  • Classroom Management Strategies
  • Creating Observation Codes
  • Observation Sheets
  • Curve of Work Handouts
  • Lesson Planning (3 Part System)
  • 42 Ways to Build Intrinsic Motivation
  • and more!

Introduction to Elizabeth Flenniken

For twenty years Elizabeth owned and operated her own Montessori Children’s House in Burlington,
Ontario. Prior to retirement, Elizabeth was a member of the CCMA visiting accreditation team and was
certified to use DERS (the Development Environmental Rating Scale) in this role.
Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for students who are challenged by various learning and behavioral
differences.  Recognizing that she herself was once a student who struggled, Elizabeth has acquired
specific skills to support children experiencing difficulty in their educational journeys. Since her
retirement from full-time teaching, Elizabeth’s passion now drives her to share her knowledge with
other teachers so that they adequately equipped to help make Montessori education inclusive to every
Elizabeth’s true passion is to support Montessori educators – both in Canada and around the world.

Program Fees

Building Inclusive Montessori Environments Certificate: $79.00

Please note that the course fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be credited towards any other course.