Registration for the CMS Conference is Open!

In the last couple of years, many of us have had moments of digging deep to give what we can to our students, our families, and our communities. Our work matters deeply to us, yet many of us struggled at some point to find joy, connection, and meaning in each day while attending to all…

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Submit a Conference Proposal

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal for the Cincinnati Montessori Society‚Äôs Annual Conference on March 4, 2023, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The keynote speaker is Katie Keller-Wood a well-known Montessori teacher, trainer, and national and international speaker. The deadline for submission of proposals is November 16, 2022.You will be notified via email…

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Final Day to Register for the CMS Conference!

The Cincinnati Montessori Society Conference is a great opportunity to reconnect with the larger Montessori community! This event brings together Montessori teachers from this regional area and our line up of speakers is amazing. Don’t miss out on this inspiring in-person event. You will leave feeling inspired and ready to tackle the last few months…

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Connecting with the Cosmic Curriculum

Presented by: Anya Bartlett The Cosmic Curriculum is the core and foundation of the Montessori Elementary classroom. Yet, many teachers don’t fully understand it’s depth and purpose, avoid the Great Lessons and overlook the Cosmic Connection. Parents are often confused or conflicted about the purpose and presentations, and Administrators avoid it altogether. In this workshop,…

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Movement as a Foundation of Wellness in Montessori

Presented by: Dr. Barbara Murphy In Montessori, care-of-self activities in the practical life area support the development of many skills, but they also help highlight the value and importance of taking care of oneself. The challenges faced by humanity in recent times have invited a pause for reflection. It is time to prioritize the physical,…

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ECMH in the Montessori Classroom

Presented by: Catherine Guimaraes ECH in the Montessori Classroom focuses on foundational concepts of early childhood mental health, including brain development and social-emotional learning that takes place from birth through age 9. This presentation is designed to be a reflective experience that can be immediately applied to our work with children. Participants will begin by…

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Strengths Explorer/ Strength Finder In Your School Community

Presented by: Nancy Hawthorne Research shows that focusing on individuals strengths is much more effective than focusing on weaknesses. Helping children and adults identify and spotlight their strengths shows deep respect for them as individuals with special talents to bring to their community. With deep respect at the core of Montessori education, having a tool…

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Building a Database of All Montessori Programs in Ohio

Hello, Montessori Educators from around the state of Ohio have come together off and on for the last few years to talk about the challenges they experience with policies from district leadership and state legislators. Across several meetings, over 45 Montessori Educators from Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Cleveland gathered to get a lay of the…

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Math Strategies for Diverse Learners

Presented by: Cheryl Heatwole Shenk The goal of the Montessori math curriculum is to help children understand AND ENJOY math! Maria Montessori developed “materialized abstractions’ like the golden bead materials to help children visually and kinesthetically experience mathematical concepts. Modern brain research helps us further implement “materialized abstractions” in our math curriculum. We now know…

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A Complete Montessori Reading Program 1st – 3rd Grade

Presented by: Nancy Whitton My intent is to present a clear, easy, effective, engaging, complete phonics reading program using hands-on activities, selected workbook pages, readers, and contracts with a sight word component covering 1st through 3rd grades. My goal and my joy are to support teachers being effective teachers of reading. I would really love…

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Cooperative Care: Collaborating with Toddlers Towards Independence

Presented by: Jennifer Littrell- Hasseldenz An interactive presentation encouraging Montessori toddler teachers to provide a warm, inviting and loving homelike environment that children actively participate in to keep the household running smoothly. Young children love to imitate the work of adults and in caring for their house, gain much confidence through real acts of work…

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