Classroom Leadership

Effective leadership can make or break a classroom. This series of monographs covers a variety of topics that have great impact on the effective functioning of a Montessori classroom. Taken singularly or as a group, they are chock-full of useful ideas from a variety of Montessori and non-Montessori sources, all geared towards fostering independence in our children and educating and partnering with specialists, parents, and others, all for the sake of our children.
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Monograph 1Monograph Volume I: Introduction to Montessori at the Elementary Level
This monograph, Introduction to Montessori at the Elementary Level, is suitable for Montessori teachers seeking a reminder of first principles, for Montessori parents wanting to better understand the philosophy behind the workings of their child’s classroom, or for home school teachers seeking to better understand and embrace strategies for implementing Montessori philosophy in their own classroom.Read more

 

Monograph Volume I Sneak-Peek

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Lockhart Learning Monograph IIMonograph Volume II: Designing the Classroom Environments
One of the most fundamental elements in The Montessori Method is the prepared environment. This monograph is filled with photographs, charts, checklists, and samples of how to talk to the children to optimize the four elements of the prepared environment: physical, behavioral, emotional and spiritual. When these four elements are seamlessly designed and implemented, the classroom is transformed from a place to master “reading, writing and ‘rithmetic”, to a place where academic and social maturation is achieved in a safe and nurturing environment; a place where children can find their passion. Read more

Monograph Volume II Sneak-Peek

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Lockhart Learning Monograph Volume IIIMonograph Volume III: Planning Work in the Montessori Elementary Classroom
The Montessorian’s dilemma: how to structure lessons to keep the child on the leading edge of her learning curve while exposing her to sufficient variety to help her find her passion. Whether you are looking for a way to synthesize the tremendous volume of potential lessons into a manageable implementation plan, for a way to insure that nothing and no one slips through the cracks, or for a set of tools to initiate conversation between classrooms or levels, this monograph is for you. Read more

Monograph Volume III Sneak-Peek
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Lockhart Learning Monograph IVMonograph Volume IV: Structuring Work in the Montessori Elementary Classroom
Individualized lessons and work, a cornerstone of Montessori, is only possible when the teacher has a record-keeping system that tracks presentations and follow-up work in a manner that conveys an abundance of information while being simple and straightforward to utilize. Student work plans that reflect the child’s evolving ability to read and his developing concept of the passage of time are vital to guiding children towards meaningful work while holding them accountable for their use of time. Read more

Monograph Volume IV Sneak-Peek

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Lockhart Learning Monograph VMonograph Volume V: Feedback and Grades
How do we provide sufficient respectful feedback to a child to inspire her to dizzying new heights of knowledge and achievement without her becoming discouraged, risk-averse, or dependent upon adult affirmation of the worth of her work? Feedback is indeed an art. This monograph discusses techniques for efficiently providing effective, higher quality feedback to the child while maintaining sufficient records on her work to enable reporting to parents or administration. Succinct discussions and demonstrations of different types of feedback, including how, when and why they work, make it more possible to rely on these alternatives to grades and praise. This monograph also includes a brief discussion on the merits and hazards of homework, and on integrating specials and specialists into the classroom.

Monograph Volume V Sneak-Peek

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Lockhart Learning Monograph Volume VIMonograph Volume VI: The Use of Effective Observation in a Montessori Classroom
One of the most vital and most underutilized tools in the Montessorian’s tool-kit is Observation. Observing children at work (or not at work) from a completely objective viewpoint can bring clarity to the most perplexing problems. Solutions that arise from objective observation have a much higher likelihood of successfully bringing about change than those that come from frustration or instinct. Read more

Monograph Volume VI Sneak-Peek

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Lockhart Learning Monograph Volume VIIMonograph Volume VII: Formal Observation Tools and Techniques
Experienced Montessori teachers observe constantly, interpreting instantaneously, and reacting purposefully to modify the lesson/ environment or redirect a child fluidly. Yet there are times when these skills fail us. Something eludes us. This is the time for formal observation. Writing our observations objectively opens us to new interpretations and allows us to document what we see in ways that can be shared with others, free of interpretation. Read more

Monograph Volume VII Sneak-Peek

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Lockhart Learning Monograph Volume VIIIMonograph Volume VIII: Partnering with Parents
Maria Montessori believed in educating the whole child. To do so effectively takes more than just the classroom teacher; it requires partnership between the teaching team and the family of the child. This monograph explores the process of teachers developing and strengthening relationships with parents; it walks through time-tested processes to establish trust even before children arrive in the classroom, building parents’ understanding of Montessori and strengthening their confidence in the teacher throughout the year, until a true partnership is built. Read more


Monograph Volume VIII Sneak-Peek

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The Rest of the PartnershipMonograph Volume IX: The Rest of the Partnership
Many people contribute to the classroom success of the child: parents, teachers, assistants, specialists, administrators, support staff and others. If these relationships are managed as collegial teams, everyone benefits; but no one benefits more than the child. This monograph explores the process of teachers developing and strengthening relationships with assistants and others; it walks through time-tested processes to identify roles of for the assistant, to select and to train her, until a true partnership is built. It also discusses the role of the teacher in the many other teams that support the child in his elementary years, helping the teacher become ever more responsible and effective.Read more

Monograph Volume IX Sneak-Peek

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