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Episode 5 – Jennifer Wells & Compassion in the Montessori Classroom

Episode 5 – Jennifer Wells & Compassion in the Montessori Classroom
Photo credit: Oana Hogrefe Photography.

In this conversation I speak to Jennifer Wells, Montessori Guide and Positive Discipline expert.

Show Overview
3:30 – From Marketing to Montessori
11:00 – What is the Guide’s Place in a Child’s Development?
16:45 – Compassion Tip – Curiosity Questions
17:45 – Modeling Behavior
22:00 – Language Wildfires!
24:30 – Parent Teacher Partnerships
31:40 – Watching Compassion Grow in Children
38:25 – What is Positive Discipline?
44:25 – The “I” Message
49:00 – Tools for Children to Express Their Feelings
58:00 – Montessori in the Wild
63:00 – Biggest Montessori Misconceptions
67:00 – Who is Your Future Child?
80:00 – Rise of the Machines
95:30 – #1 Classroom Management Tip

Links
Association Montessori International
Carbon Film
Janet Lansbury
Jared’s Cool-Out Space (book)
Jennifer Wells on Count Me In Podcast
Montessori Well











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Episode 1 – Kristin Lemmerman & the Montessori Method

Episode 1 – Kristin Lemmerman & the Montessori Method

In this conversation Kristin and I talk about how she went from intern at CNN to Montessori Primary guide. Kristin discusses the contrast between the current American education system and the Montessori Method.

Show Overview
Kristin’s Pre-Montessori Career
Kristin’s Introduction to Montessori
Montessori Guide Training
The Importance of Exactitude in Presenting to Children
Montessori Education vs Mainstream Education/How Children Learn
Montessori and Language
Keeping Track of a Child’s Progress
When Parents Don’t Understand Montessori
Kristin’s Montessori Experience as a Parent
Montessori Materials – From Physical to Abstract
How Technology Impacts Children

Links
Montessori at Emory
International Montessori Training Institute