Observation – The Keystone Skill


The Observation: The Keystone Skill Workshop is a self-paced, online class that teaches a key element of the Montessori method, that being the ability to monitor a child’s interaction with the learning environment to best direct their efforts. 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 the keystone skill of observation. Observing children as they interact with the learning environment and other people provides the necessary information to abide by the Montessori maxim “follow the child.” After completing the lessons, workshop participants will be able to contribute to the effective running of the classroom. Watch the preview to get a glimpse of the course content and see the list of topics covered below.

Workshop Contents

  • Blueprint for Learning
  • The Keystone Skill
  • Root Causes of Behavior
  • The Scientists in the Field
  • Observation Practices
  • Course Summary and Takeaway Skills

Total Run Time: 47m 26s

Course Materials

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

  • Computer with up-to-date software
  • Strong internet connection
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Timer
  • Downloaded & printed .pdf workbook
    (A link is available in your purchase confirmation email or in the first lesson)

Workshop Preview