Who is this course for?
This course is intended for Montessori teachers working with students toddlers through adolescence, assistants, support staff, curriculum specialists, substitutes, school leaders, and even homeschooling families.
Is this a live course?
No. Dr. Jane Nelsen and Chip DeLorenzo have created a flexible learning program that combines the ease of self-paced, online videos with a Playbook of activities to help you put your new skills into practice right away.
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.
We recommend that you allow yourself at least one week per lesson allowing time to watch the videos and work through the exercises. Practicing your new skills in your classroom environment is an important part of the success of this course.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes, you can get a certificate of attendance for 20 Hours after completing the sequential lessons. IMPORTANT: Some licensing agencies do not accept credits for online courses that are done on-demand. If you are counting on the credits being accepted, please consult with your licensing agency before purchasing. Here are links to various states’ education licensing agencies.
Does Positive Discipline cover Anti-bias/Anti-racism training (ABAR)?
Positive Discipline promotes life skills for students generating a sense of belonging and significance while teaching them how capable they are. Classroom communities benefit from conflict resolution skills and structured class meetings. It is recommended that all adults working in educational environments pursue specific anti-oppression training in addition to Positive Discipline.
Is this a Positive Discipline Facilitator training?
If you are looking to become a Positive Discipline facilitator, please check out www.chipdelorenzo.com
Is this a MACTE accredited course?
No. This is an on-demand online course and does not include the timed and in-person components required for MACTE accreditation.
Is this appropriate for parents?
The principles in this course 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.