An Inclusive Montessori Approach to Helping Children Become Strong Joyful Readers

An Inclusive Montessori Approach to Helping Children Become Strong Joyful Readers

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 (25+ 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. This course focuses on the commitment to meet each child where they are in their development and to help them grow and learn. 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. She designed her environments and pedagogy to fit the child. This course focuses on our responsibility to design our environment and our teaching practices to meet the needs of the child.

Course Objectives

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

  • What is Inclusion
  • Fugue and Barrier Characteristics
  • Characteristics of Children with Learning Disabilities
  • Learning and Behaviour Issues
  • Ways to Observe your Environment Daily
  • Connecting with Parents
  • Having Difficult Conversations

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 child.
Elizabeth’s true passion is to support Montessori educators – both in Canada and around the world.

Course Details

What are the Fees?

Building Inclusive Montessori Environments Certificate: $295.00

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

Do I receive a certificate?

Yes! After 100% completing the course, you will have access to your MTC certificate through your account. You will be able to download and print your certificate once you finish the course!

Comprehensive Toolkit

The comprehensive includes 29 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!

Course Details

This comprehensive course features a blend of prerecorded video lectures, engaging Powerpoint presentations, digital educational materials, and a rich repository of resources. It equips educators to embrace the unique needs of each child, meeting them at their individual development stages, and harnessing their innate potential to foster growth and learning.