Montessori Substitute Orientation

Tammy Oesting

An Overview of Principles and Practical Tools for the Montessori Substitute

This course helps substitutes:

Develop confidence in their role in the classroom, especially if they are new to Montessori

Feel prepared to step into any Montessori classroom - at any age level

Gain vital information they need in order to make a strong start

Examine tools and resources for effective child guidance 

Become familiar with expectations for professionalism

Build an understanding of basic Montessori principles and practices

Explore the scope of Montessori education

Montessori Substitute Orientation also includes:

A downloadable Substitute Handbook 

Orientation and onboarding checklists

Resources for professional development including pathways to permanent employment

A certificate of completion for 1.5 hours is provided. Learn more about certificates here.

We will look at:

The responsibilities of the adult in a Montessori Classroom

The differences between a trained guide and a substitute

A typical daily schedule and classroom expectations

Classroom management strategies

Communication with other staff members  

Tammy Oesting

Tammy Oesting M.Ed. (she/her), is an internationally known Montessori speaker and teacher educator. With AMS certifications for the Primary, Lower, and Upper Elementary levels, and 17 years of experience in the classroom, she has the training, knowledge, and experience needed to support professionals at various stages of their careers. Tammy has a talent for making abstract concepts accessible. She has spent the last two decades delivering professional development workshops, consulting schools, and educating new Montessori teachers. Her passions include issues of social justice, educating support staff, life sciences, neuroscience as applied to educational practices, and exploring the magnificence of the world.

Tammy holds a B.S. Art from Portland State University and M.Ed. in Montessori Integrated Learning through TIES at Endicott College.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This course consists of pre-recorded videos. You will gain access to all the videos as soon as you register. You have access for one year and you may watch at your convenience, as often as you wish, during that time.

Is this appropriate for parents?

The principles in this webinar can certainly be applied by parents. However, most of the examples used will be for a classroom setting and will reflect the student-teacher dynamic. We will not be addressing parents' needs specifically.


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