Schedule

It’s the final day of our conference. As a participant, you will want to stick around for the closing ceremony. 

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

All times are given in Eastern Standard Time (USA)

All times are given in East Coast Time USA

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Back to Center 

Join us for 30 minutes of mind-quieting, energy-boosting activities  and exercises. Share your favorite mind-body practices: creative movement, songs, affirmations, poems, breath work, visualizations – any activity that brings you peace and positivity.

8:00 am – 8:50 am

Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am

General Session, Closing Remarks

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Break

Network & Visit Exhibitors

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Tim Seldin

Renee du Chainey-Farkes

 

(For Leadership)

6A | Building Blocks that help Strengthen and Sustain a community of Partnership

*In-person onsite & live-streamed*

This workshop expands upon Tim and Renee’s previous workshops about the Board of Trustees and Building a Partnership Community to look more specifically at several key points: the nine areas of operation within a school and how they work together from a systems perspective,

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the concept of developing a blueprint of your school’s philosophy and core values on which all board and administrative policy and procedure decisions would be made, how the different stakeholder groups of the school can work together (board, school leadership team, faculty and staff, current families, students, and friends of the school), and finally the actual process of running monthly community meetings and using that style of organizing meetings at every level within the school from the classroom among the students to the student council, to faculty and staff meetings, administrative team meetings, board meetings, and the meeting of the entire school community.

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Barbara Murphy

 

(For All)

6B | Movement as a Foundation of Wellness in Montessori

*In-person onsite & live-streamed*

In Montessori, care-of-self activities in the practical life area support the development of many skills, but they also help highlight the value of taking care of oneself. Self-care is important for children and adults alike. It brings us better health, wellbeing and happiness. Healthy habits also help us build the resilience needed to better navigate life during stressful times.

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Today, more than ever, we need to prioritize the physical, mental and social-emotional health of children. Here, Dr. Montessori’s emphasis on the importance of movement for child development and well-being seems more relevant than ever. In this presentation, we will examine physical exercise as a form of self-care and a cornerstone for wellness.

We will also see how the conscious building of physical literacy following Montessori principles constitutes the most authentic and appropriate implementation of the Montessori Movement and Physical Education Curriculum. Finally, we will explore how the further incorporation of wellness-related concepts and activities into the learning experience can better prepare both children and adults for life in uncertain times.

 

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Christine Lowry 

 

(For All / Special Ed)

6C | Behavior Supports for Inclusive Montessori Classrooms: A Responsive Guidance Approach

*In-person onsite & live-streamed*

Montessori and non-Montessori teachers alike have experienced the growing numbers of children with challenging behaviors in their classrooms. The American Psychological
Association has declared a Mental Health Crisis in children 5-17 years old. The National Education Association sees the exodus of teachers from the profession as a policy
crisis. Montessori teachers want to help their students but how? School leaders want to help their teachers but how?

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Today, more than ever, we need to prioritize the physical, mental and social-emotional health of children. Here, Dr. Montessori’s emphasis on the importance of movement for child development and well-being seems more relevant than ever. In this presentation, we will examine physical exercise as a form of self-care and a cornerstone for wellness.

Participants will learn:
1. How to read and respond to the most challenging behaviors we see when children are in a survival state or charged emotional state.
2. How the preparation of our classroom climate and tone can significantly reduce challenging behaviors to create a calmer classroom.
3. How to create a classroom community of belonging and support so that every student feels like a positive contributor.
4. How to use an “Inquiry Observation” tool to assess a student’s needs and plan for proactive interventions of guided support and teaching.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Gratitude Gathering

The Montessori Foundation

19600 State Road 64 E
941-729-9565
Bradenton, FL 34212

info@montessori.org

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