The focus of this course

What Are Your School’s “New Year” Resolutions?

Guiding Staff to Set Goals

for Practice, Program, and People Skills Improvement

If you want the people you lead, or teach with, to be better Montessori practitioners, exhibit more professionalism, and be better communicators with children, colleagues, and parents, they need to set self-improvement goals during prep week. Some Montessori schools go so far as to require teachers to formulate individual, teaching team, program level, as well as all-staff goals. These schools sometime identify a theme of the year, such as better communication with parents, lengthening the uninterrupted work period, or focusing on character education.

But is there really time to accomplish this level of professional development with everyone hankering to set up their classrooms, not to mention the schedule of in-services and policy review meetings? School heads, who have instituted some form of goal-setting, will tell you that they can no longer afford to not engage their staff in this kind of work. They will tell you that the expenditure time and effort paid off during the school year, as they observed teachers who were more willing to relinquish ineffective practices in favor of new approaches that enhanced learning and communications.

How a Montessori leader can motivate their people to engage in this type of start-of-year planning is the topic a three-session online course, beginning on Wednesday, August 2nd and continuing on August 9th and 16th from 7:00 – 8:30 Eastern Daylight Time. Sessions will be highly interactive with time set aside for questions and sharing of ideas. A comprehensive workbook will be provided to all participants in advance. The course has been developed, and will be facilitated, by Jonathan Wolff, senior consultant and leadership coach for The Montessori Foundation. It is open to school administrators, teachers, and members of your board. The cost is $150; $125 for IMC members.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Before We Begin
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    • What Are Your School’s “New Year” Resolutions?
    • How the Live Sessions Will Be Held
  • 02
    Week One
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    • Week One Workbook
    • First Week's Workbook in Word Format
    • Workbook What Are Your School's New Year Resolutions Session II
    • What Are Your School's new year resolutions session 1
    • Audio What are your school's new year resolutions Session 1
    • Text of Live Chat During Session 1
    • Discussion Area
  • 03
    WeekTwo
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    • Workbook What Are Your School's New Year Resolutions Session II Word Formal
    • Slides for Session 2
    • What Are Your School’s “New Year” Resolutions Video Session 2
    • What Are Your School’s “New Year” Resolutions audio Session 2
    • EXAMPLE 1 HOMEWORK - SESSION ONE, "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTIONS
    • EXAMPLE 2 HOMEWORK - SESSION ONE, "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTIONS
    • EXAMPLE 3 HOMEWORK - SESSION ONE, "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTIONS
    • EXAMPLE 4 HOMEWORK - SESSION ONE, "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTIONS
    • EXAMPLE 5 HOMEWORK - SESSION ONE, "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTIONS
    • EXAMPLE 6 HOMEWORK - SESSION ONE, "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTIONS
    • EXAMPLE 7 HOMEWORK - SESSION ONE, "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTIONS.
    • EXAMPLE 8 HOMEWORK - SESSION ONE, "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTIONS
    • Text of Live Chat During Session 2
  • 04
    Week Three
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    • What Are Your School's New Year Resolutions? Session III
    • What Are Your School's New Year's Resolutions Workbook? Session III

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