Montessori Philosophy 101 Workshop


The Montessori Philosophy 101 Workshop is a self-paced, online class that instructs the learner in the history and fundamental principles that underlie the Montessori method of instruction.  If you purchase more than 1 workshop, we will contact you within 48 hours to get registration information for everyone taking the course.



This workshop introduces participants to Dr. Maria Montessori and her education philosophy. It instructs the learner in the history and fundamental principles that underlie the Montessori method of instruction by giving a sweeping overview of the history of pedagogical thought that provides a context for Dr. Montessori’s method. Sections include the evolution of pedagogical systems, a brief biography of Dr. Montessori, and the underlying philosophical concepts that provide the foundation of her method. After completing the course, participants will understand the fundamental principles of the Montessori method, its origins, and the things that make it unique.

Each lesson in the workshop consists of a topic and a hands-on assignment in the accompanying user manual. Work through them at your own pace any time of the day or night.  To maximize your learning, however, we suggest you spread out the lessons over the course of a week or more so that you can spend time focusing on your new understanding from each topic in the classroom the next day.

Watch the preview to get a glimpse of the course content and see the list of topics covered below.

Workshop Contents

  • Blueprint for Learning
  • Evolution of Pedagogy
  • Dr. Montessori
  • Philosophical Tenets
  • Course Summary and Takeaway Skills

Total Video Run Time: 54m 34s

Course Materials

Here are the items you will need to take the workshop:

  • A Device (computer, tablet or smart phone) with up-to-date browser software
  • An Internet connection that can support watching videos (for example YouTube)
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Timer
  • The ability to download & print a .pdf workbook
    (A link is available in your purchase confirmation email or in the first lesson)
  • Downloaded .pdf files of additional course worksheets (printed out is helpful but not essential)

Workshop Preview