What You Will Learn in this Course:

The course will focus on six essential components of Grace and Courtesy learning:

  • Self-Awareness/Metacognition
  • Social Awareness
  • Kind and Respectful Language
  • Graceful and Intentional Physical Movement
  • Social Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom
  • Care and Beautification of the Environment

The course includes 7 pre-recorded video sessions, in which key concepts and instructional strategies can be absorbed at a time, place, and pace convenient for each adult learner. Each video segment will be followed by a live, online applied-learning session, in which participants will have an opportunity to pose questions, share ideas, and plan how to implement what they have learned in their classroom communities. 

Rediscover the Power of Grace and Courtesy

Effect Behavior Change, Stimulate Independent Work Engagement,and Improve Classroom Culture

Join master teacher and adult educator, Cheryl Allen and Jonathan Wolff, international consultant, and leadership coach, for this combination refresher course and “next-generation” look at the Exercises of Grace and Courtesy. 

May 16th - June 27th and July 11th - August 22nd. 

Live sessions will be held

Sundays 4 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Live Sessions, Sundays

5.16| 5.23| 5.30| 6.6| 6.13| 6.20| 6.27

7.11| 7.18| 7.25| 8.1| 8.8| 8.15| 8.22


Instructor Bio:

Jonathan is a consultant, trainer, speaker and author who infuses his work in leadership development with 30 years experience as an educator and administrator. In addition to serving as a senior consultant for the Montessori Foundation and working with the Montessori Leadership Institute, he was the Founder and Director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership.Jonathan provides retreats, workshops, consultations and coaching for parents, educators, leaders, Boards of Directors, community organizations and learning communities around the globe. The best-practice leadership retreats and workshops he leads facilitate community building, strategic planning and improved organizational effectiveness. He is the coauthor with Tim Seldin of Building a World-class Montessori School, Master Teachers – Model Programs.After earning his B.A. degree in Secondary Education from Temple University, Jonathan began teaching at-risk youth in Philadelphia. Early in his career, he read several books on the Montessori philosophy and quickly recognized the power her work in human development had to effect transformation not only within the young child, but within adults as well. He went on to study with Mother Isabelle Eugenie, one of Dr. Montessori's first students, earned his Early Childhood Credential through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), and began his career as a Montessori educator at one of the first Head Start Montessori Centers in the United States.Today, his primary focus is on leadership development – designing best practices and writing books and articles that enhance individual and organizational performance. His creative, interactive programs, his humorous and inspiring teaching style, and his deep insight into the needs of people and organizations are in demand by organizations around the world.jonathanwolff@montessori.org

Jonathan Wolff

Senior Consultant, The Montessori Foundation

Jonathan Wolff


Instructor Bio:

Cheryl Allen attended Montessori school as a child. After some time as a traditional secondary teacher, she worked in Montessori classrooms, both 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12, earning certifications from both AMS (3-6 and 6-9) and IMC (6-12). She is a teacher educator, workshop presenter, and member of IMC accreditation teams. Cheryl’s two children attended Montessori school from age two through high school graduation.
Cheryl Allen