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Welcome to the Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom course. Many teachers are not given the adequate training needed to manage student behavior, and they struggle with classroom management. The purpose of this course is to provide teachers with three things.

  1. A set of tools to foster an environment based on mutual respect and cooperation.
  2. The confidence to utilize the tools to address problem behavior and reach children that are struggling to adjust to classroom expectations.
  3. A shared system of behavioral management that is in alignment with the Montessori values of following and respecting the child and consistent between classrooms.

Your guides on this learning journey are two experts in this field.

Chip DeLorenzo has been a Montessori educator since 1995, and is the Head of School at the Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro, Maine. He is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and has been using Positive Discipline in his classrooms since he was a new teacher. As a trainer and presenter, Chip has worked with thousands of Montessori teachers and parents in teaching the principles and practices of Positive Discipline through various workshops and lectures. He holds Early Childhood, Lower and Upper Elementary AMS certifications, and has worked extensively with Montessori Adolescent students. Chip is the father of four Montessori children.

Dr. Jane Nelsen is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author or co-author of 16 Positive Discipline books, including the latest, Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom with Chip DeLorenzo, and numerous experiential training manuals for parents, teachers, couples, and businesses resulting in Certified Positive Discipline Facilitators in over 80 countries. She earned her Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco, but her formal training has been secondary to her hands-on training as the mother of seven, grandmother of 22, and 18 great grandchildren and Barry Nelsen, her very supportive husband. She now shares this wealth of knowledge and experience as a popular keynote speaker and workshop leader throughout the world.

As delivered by these two experts, the course will transform your interactions with the children in your care to minimize behaviorial issues so that the entire classroom can focus on learning.

ATTENTION: You will need to watch each video in its entirety before you can mark the topic complete and move to the next one. Once you finish the video and any associated exercise(s), click “Mark Complete” to go to the next topic.