Understanding and Responding to Emotions

Understanding and Responding to Emotions

Online Self-Directed Professional Development Course

The child should love everything that he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked. Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear, striking his imagination.” – Dr. Maria Montessori


Self-Directed (Complete at your own pace)

Access for 2 months

Course includes:

– 25+ Video Lessons 

– Learning Resources

Course Overview

“Understanding and Handling Emotions” is a professional development course which aims to equip educators to support emotional regulation as normal development, and to aid the child to understand and express their emotions in socially acceptable ways. Children are showing unregulated behaviour and this causes teacher concern and even frustration. They are struggling with self -regulation and relationships. Understanding where these issues originate and how to best respond to them can help everyone.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to support teachers regarding the following:

  • Why Emotional Outbursts Happen
  • Preparing the Environment
  • Causes and Activators of Emotions
  • Understanding Emotions, How to Act, What is your Role as the Adult and Guide
  • Goals to understand and handle emotions


Resources include 7 Handouts and Articles including:

  • ABC Chart
  • Feelings Wheel
  • Stoplight Approach
  • Traffic Lights Feeling Chart
  • and more!

Introduction to Montessori Partners

Montessori Partners is a group of Montessori educated consultants, who wish to enrich and support the Montessori community in Canada. Montessori Partners consists of Regina Lulka (M.Ed Adult Education, AMI [6-12]), Blanca Sanchez (AMI [0-3, 3-6]), and Tracy Grisdale (M.Ed Curriculum Development, AMI [3-6, 6-12], Teacher Coaching Certificate).  Their approach is grounded in Montessori pedagogy and current research. Montessori Partners draw from their vast experiences as educators, school leaders, consultants and teacher educators.

Program Fees

Understanding and Handling Emotions Professional Development Course: $150.00

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