helping teachers translate Montessori principles into practice in the classroom
For Montessori Elementary Guides (Ages 6-12)
If you have these questions, you are not alone.
We created this program because over the years in our work with Montessori professionals, we have heard variations of these questions over and over again.
"I think I'm doing everything they taught me in training but something seems to be missing."
We think the missing ingredient is experience, and that is what we hope to offer here. In p2p you can tap into the experience of Montessori professionals who have walked this path and figured out a few things. Learn the strategies, firmly rooted in Montessori principles, that have been tried and tested in the classroom environment.
We will dig in to the nuances of your classroom management questions. You will learn how an experienced Montessorian might tackle a particular scenario.
- What steps should you take to begin analyzing what is going on?
- What external factors might be at play here?
- What adjustments might you make to the environment?
- How might you change your own behavior?
- What words might be effective here?
- What kind of body language might you use?
- Should you get the families involved?
- And what long term goals should you keep in mind through the whole thing?
As we revisit basic Montessori principles and illustrate how they can be applied in different real classroom scenarios, you will leapfrog to new levels of understanding and begin to fill in the gaps in your application of the principles.
When you went through Montessori training, you received the tools you needed to be successful as a Montessori guide.
In p2p you will learn how to master the use of those tools.
- 1 hour video training each month
- 1 hour PD certificate each month
PREVIEW: FREE WEBINAR
Setting the Tone for the School Year
Want to get a feel for what the p2p content and presenters are like? Please join us for a replay of this webinar!
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- Special Considerations for Covid
- Promote Independence and Problem Solving
- Routines and Procedures
- Self Expression
- Curriculum tips
- Establish Effective Communication Patterns
- What is P2P-Elementary?
This presentation is for you if:
- you want to help students feel secure during these uncertain times
- you are feeling pressure to catch up with academics at the expense of social-emotional well being
- you want to lay the foundation for a successful school year
Best for teachers of the Montessori elementary level (ages 6-12)
Webinar length: 60 min
Recorded Aug 2020
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does this work?
P2P-Elementary is a paid monthly subscription for Montessori guides who work at the 6-12 level. As a member, you will have the opportunity to submit your classroom management questions. Each month, p2p presenters will select a few questions from this pool to answer. They will craft video presentations explaining how to apply Montessori principles to address these scenarios and provide actionable strategies that you can use in the classroom immediately.
What exactly will I get each month?
Every month, 30 days from the date of registration, you will find 60+ minutes of new video content inside the membership portal. The videos may be split into 15-30 minute segments for ease of viewing. You will have the opportunity to request a certificate of completion for professional development hours after viewing the videos.
How long will I have access to the videos?
You will have continued access as long as you maintain your paid monthly subscription. Videos and other content are not downloadable.
What if I can't watch the videos every month?
No problem! You can come back and watch the videos at your convenience as long as you remain a member.
Will you show us how to present Montessori materials?
No. We will not cover material presentations or discuss curriculum. We expect that members will already be familiar with how Montessori materials are used and presented.
Will I have direct access to the presenters if I have a specific question or need clarification?
No. However, you will be able to submit follow up questions which will go into the pool from which presenters will select their presentation topics.
Will the certificate count towards the AMS Continuing Education requirement?
While we do not guarantee that our certificates will be accepted by any particular agency, many thousands of Montessori educators have received Trillium certificates over the past couple of years and we have not heard any feedback that the certificates were rejected. If you are counting on having the certificates approved, we recommend contacting your agency of choice before you sign up.
I am a homeschooler. Will this help me?
We will offer strategies based on the assumption that our members are in a Montessori classroom setting with groups of children. While many of the principles we discuss can be applied to a home setting, homeschoolers will need to adapt the advice for their own specific situations.
What happens if my credit card payment is declined?
This can sometimes happen due to a technical glitch or if your card has expired. Our payment system will send you an automated notification and will retry the payment in a few days. If the payment fails twice, your subscription will be canceled and your access to the videos will end. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further clarification.
How can I buy a group subscription for a few of my staff?
We are not currently offering a group subscription option for P2P-Elementary.
Can I buy a subscription on behalf of one of my employees?
Since this is a monthly subscription, the credit card used to make the monthly payments must be associated with the login email of the participant. Please log in as the participant to subscribe. We also recommend contacting us after you have made the purchase to let us know the names and login emails of the people who are associated with your card. This way, if you see some unauthorized activity, we can look into those accounts for you and cancel a payment or close the account if needed.
If you are signing up more people, you will need to log out of the system before proceeding.
- Go back to the Courses home page here
- Click on the face icon in the top right corner of the screen and log out (don't miss this step or you won't be able to continue)
- Come back here and purchase another individual subscription with the next name and email
- Repeat with any others you wish you purchase
- Send an email to email@example.com with the names and emails of the people you signed up and let us know that you have paid for them with your credit card.