Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom, 8-week Practitioner’s Class

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SchoolScape will be hosting this 8-week online Positive Discipline training on Tuesday afternoons, beginning February 15th.

The Practitioner’s Class is based on the book, Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom, by Jane Nelsen and Chip DeLorenzo.  The class is designed to help participants learn how to implement respectful, effective and time-tested methods of classroom management that reflect our deepest values as Montessori educators: mutual respect, cooperation, responsibility, empathy and independence. 

 During this experiential training, new and veteran educators and administrators will learn how to:

  • Create a classroom community and social/emotional environment that will reduce misbehavior and foster normalization;
  • Develop clear and consistent practices amongst the adults in their classrooms to meet behavioral challenges respectfully and effectively;
  • Understand the roots of misbehavior in children;
  • Empower children to be respectful, cooperative, and responsible members of the classroom community;
  • Help children find a sense of belonging and significance in their classroom community;
  • Effectively train assistants in classroom management;
  • Develop school-wide practices that will help parents as well as teachers.

Facilitated By

Chip DeLorenzo, an experienced Montessori educator with 25-years of experience in various positions from lead guide to head of school and Positive Discipline facilitator. This extraordinary team have a warm and clear delivery of practical solutions that expand your ability to respectfully guide children in ways that assist them in feeling a sense of belonging and significance, which in turn positively impacts their behavior and learning outcomes. Chip is a master storyteller, and his experiences in the Montessori classroom provide the backdrop for understanding and applying the Positive Discipline techniques effectively.

While there is no magic bullet for managing behavioral challenges, there are concrete principles and skills that can be learned by adults that will help develop respect and cooperation in the classroom, and effectively respond to misbehavior in a manner that helps children for the long-term.  We hope you will join us for this workshop.

Tuesday, 15th February, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM IST
Tuesday, 1st March, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM IST
Tuesday, 8th March, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM IST
Tuesday, 15th March, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM IST
Tuesday,  22nd March, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM IST
Tuesday, 29th March, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM IST
Tuesday, 5th April, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM IST
Tuesday, 12th April, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM IST

Regular Registration, from Sunday 6th Feb 2022

₹ 23,600

Other Regions
US $ 350

Including GST – Goods and Service Tax by Government of India

  • The course is for educators working with children from 2 ½ years through adolescence, being based on principles of Montessori pedagogy for the three planes of development. Those working with Toddlers may find it useful too, though some of it may not be applicable to this age group.

  • Participants will receive a copy of the book, “Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom”, by Jane Nelsen and Chip DeLorenzo, as well as a workbook. Handouts will be provided, as needed, in the course platform. Participants who reside outside of the U.S. will receive a Kindle Version of the book (hard copy available for additional shipping costs).

  • Besides the classes, an hour or two per week is the time expected to work on assignments and to reflect.

  • Sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the secure class platform. As the class is designed as an experiential learning module, attendance and participation is recommended.  A recorded version is for reference but cannot replace a live class with an inspiring educator along with the peer group of learners.

  • A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the eight-week course. Participation in 6 classes and 2 recorded classes is the minimum requirement.