Meet All Their Needs!


Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, & May 7



7:00 to 8:30 pm Eastern Time

6:00 to 7:30 pm Central Time

5:00 to 6:30 pm Mountain Time

4:00 to 5:30 pm Pacific Time

We will meet for a 90-minute live video workshop session each Tuesday for six consecutive weeks. 

Sessions will be recorded and participants will have ongoing access. 

Professional Development Certificate from the Montessori Foundation: 15 hours

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available from Sarasota University for $20 for this course. 10 hours = 1 university CEU

Are the children of today "different" than the children of years gone by? 

Every day we're hearing from Montessori guides at all levels who tell us...

“Children aren’t like they used to be.”

“My students just aren’t normalizing.”

“It seems like 50% of my class has special needs; I feel like I’m always putting out fires.”


Instructor Bio:

Christine has an M.Ed. in special education and a Montessori credential at the early childhood level. She founded, directed, and taught at two Montessori schools with the mission of serving students, toddlers through upper elementary, with diverse behavior and learning. Christine has developed a Montessori-Based Multi-Tier System of Support consistent with the MTSS framework of Prevention vs. Response which is consistent with Montessori philosophy, pedagogy, and curriculum. She currently shares her wealth of education and experience by providing professional development, consultation, and coaching for Montessori schools, programs, and classrooms and with public school districts. She presents at national, state, and local conferences, and in online formats with the Southeast Montessori Collective and the International Montessori Foundation. She also works with Montessori teacher education programs with a specialty in Child development, Observation, Philosophy, and special education, including differentiated instruction in language and literacy, and other Montessori curriculum areas.

Kathy Leitch


Kathy Leitch


Participants will explore, discuss, and learn techniques and tools to:

  • Understand the behavior, characteristics, and needs of today’s child to create a framework of support consistent with Montessori practice in the classrooms and school-wide

  • Create a Classroom Community of belonging that supports all students

  • Learn the components and development of a Peaceful Classroom- including self-regulation, executive functioning, emotional literacy and social skills development, and classroom management.

  • Provide Learning and Behavior Supports, Accommodations, and Differentiated Instruction with the Montessori curriculum and materials.

  • Guide Positive Behavior and Learning with a Functional Behavior Assessment using a team observation approach that results in a targeted Positive Behavior and Learning Support Plan with Progress Monitoring.

  • Partner and work with parents and community resources.

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