Subscriptions in this category are provided by respected speakers who support Montessori education. While these materials often align with our standards of best Montessori practice, some portions and details may differ from the official CGMS training principles.
How can we make distance learning work for our Montessori schools? What are the best practices? CGMS offers free webinars to assist teachers as they prepare for the possibility of returning to distance learning whether on a consistent or intermittent basis. Topics span Infant-Toddler through Elementary.
Responding to the developmental needs of the adolescent in the classroom and at home
Choices and differentiation
The Prepared Environment
How Montessori communities become more cohesive and resilient through thankfulness. Facilitated by Jon Wolff and Kitty Bravo. This two-part webinar presents a variety of personal and group practices of gratitude that can transform anxiety, despair, and negativity into hope, collaboration, and creativity. In stressful situations the human brain tends to focus first on what is painful and problematic. This is a natural and self-protective response, as safety and survival always come first. But if a Montessori community becomes too problem-oriented, too mindful of “what’s not working,” people begin to lose sight of what is working, what is valued, and who is making key contributions to the lives and learning of children, families, and staff. Practicing an inner daily discipline of gratitude, accompanied by outer expressions of appreciation – especially in times like these – can help create a community-strengthening atmosphere.