Classroom Management and Discipline: A Shared Responsibility between Teachers and Children

Professional Development Courses

Classroom Management and Discipline: A Shared Responsibility Between Teachers and Children

The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.‘” Dr. Maria Montessori

This is an online certificate course

Start Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2024

End Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2024

Lecture Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Virtual Lecture Nights (following a set schedule)

-Tuesday, October 8, 2024
-Tuesday, October 16, 2024
-Tuesday, October 22, 2024
-Tuesday, October 29, 2024
-Tuesday, November 5, 2024
-Tuesday, November 12, 2024
-Tuesday, November 19, 2024

Course Hours: 15 hours

Course Overview

Welcome to MTC’s second Mentorship Program for Casa Montessori educators. Now that the school year is well underway, you are in a position to determine if your class is on the right track or not. What is working and what is not?  Do you feel like your classroom is normalizing?  Are you observing sufficiently? Perhaps you are struggling — constantly running from one child to the next, trying to keep up with lessons and continually “putting out fires”. Now is the time to focus on the particular management approaches that will sustain the good and minimize the difficulties. This course will help you do just that!
  • The Physical and Intangible Elements – A Radical Shift
  • Setting Behavioral Expectations through Grace & Courtesy
  • The Significance of Observation
  • Sustaining Purposeful Engagement
  • The Roles of Guides and Assistant Teachers
  • Other Factors

6 Modules including:

  • Lessons and Learning Resources
  • Recommended Readings
  • Reflective Journaling Prompts
  • Weekly Meetings via Zoom

Who is this course for?

This course is best for those who are:

  • Early Childhood Teachers (Casa – 3 to 6 year olds)
  • Feeling anxious, uncertain or overwhelmed by the prospect of September
  • Having trouble figuring out how to achieve a beautiful, normalized classroom
  • Finding that the children in your classroom are often unsettled, unruly, aimless or misguided
  • Finding that the Montessori techniques you have tried are just not working, making you feel like you are failing the children
  • Recently trained Montessori guide who is struggling to achieve the results that Dr. Montessori described so eloquently

What is the format of this course?

This certificate course is 100% online and consists of 15 online hours. Learners will log in once a week for a two-hour virtual lecture.

What are the course fees?

Course Fees: $275.00

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

Introduction to Mary Flewelling-Pinchen

Mary earned her A.M.I. primary diploma under the direction of Renilde Montessori and has over 40 years classroom experience guiding children at Montessori schools in Ontario.

Between 2006–2013, Mary acted as the Program Director for the Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers. Other highlights in her career include attending two A.M.I. congresses, establishing a new Montessori primary classroom in Chengdu, China and training prospective Montessori teachers in Vietnam and the Philippines. Mary has also provided many educational seminars at schools and conferences across Canada and was the lead Montessori Guide at Dundas Valley Montessori School for over 5 years.

Mary is the author of At Home in the Montessori Children’s House – Volume 1 and Volume 2 (third volume is currently underway).

Mary supports educators, parents and the Montessori community at large in their transformative work with children. Upon completing the Training of Trainers program, Mary joined the faculty at Montessori Teachers College and has been a key contributor in the development and broadening of the Early Childhood program.