Thursday Pre-Conference Intensives

Our Thursday Intensives are a great opportunity to dig deep into specific areas, with some of the most relevant topics on Social Justice, Forgiveness and Special Ed & Inclusion. We are sure you and your faculty will benefit immensely from joining.

 

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

 

All times are given in Eastern Standard Time (USA)

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fred Luskin & Jonathan Wolff

1A | Forgive for Good . . . It’s time to let go of the hurt, improve communication, and create better boundaries

(For All)

It’s virtually impossible to work as intensely and as intimately as we do with children and adults without suffering the slings and arrows of misunderstandings and miscommunication. Because we’re passionate about what we do, we tend to take judgment and criticism by others personally. We’re unsettled by conflict. We feel wounded. How then do we unburden ourselves of the baggage of resentment and antipathy? How do we mend broken relationships?

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We invite you to join Dr. Fred Luskin, founder of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, and Jonathan Wolff, for a full-day workshop on the art of letting go . . . and of speaking more assertively and effectively. . . . We will work with the difficult art of caring for ourselves while also working to care for others.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Christine Lowry

Montessori Inclusion: A Model for Our Times

(For All)

As Montessori schools and educators strive to serve and support the wide range of variability in learning and behavior we are seeing in “today’s children,” our school leaders and our classroom educators need a clear “system for implementation.” …
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This system approach begins with an understanding of what inclusive education is and how Montessori can be an excellent model for implementation. School leaders need an understanding of their role in bringing together the community of educators, families, and their students. Classroom educators need to gain the understanding, and knowledge to use strategies and tools of Universal Design for Learning, Social-emotional Learning, Responsive Guidance, and the use and benefits of a system of progress monitoring and problem solving with a Multi-Tiered System of Support that addresses the needs of all students.
 
This day-long intensive will provide school leaders and teacher educators the knowledge they need to support their schools and educators, with participatory exercises, reflections, and practical applications to begin the process of implementing the Whole School systems for success, preparing their schools and educators to serve and support today’s students as they create a peaceful Montessori community of belonging for all.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cindy Acker

Creating the prepared social justice classroom: Who are we and what goes on the shelves? Identifying opportunities while navigating the perils

(For School Leaders, Teacher Educators, Classroom Teachers)

So the first thing [one’s] education demands,” said Dr. Montessori, “is the provision of an environment in which [the child] can develop the powers given… it does mean that we have to adjust our minds to doing a work of collaboration with nature, to being obedient to one of her laws, the law which decrees that development comes from environmental experience.”

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Worldwide, the environmental experience has changed for the child and their family – requiring greater responsive attention to social justice in the classroom. In a concrete, Montessori environment, what does this look like, sound like, and feel like? This one-day social justice-oriented intensive, will center on the internal and concrete tools to transform the experience within the Montessori environment into one of deeper understanding, compassion, and empowerment for the world in which we find ourselves.
Connect with your inner work, our understanding of concepts like AAVE, THI and how we hold classrooms of honest social justice concepts in our schools.

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