Workshops and Consultation


Betsy is available for workshops tailored to meet your elementary staff’s particular interests, including reviewing the traditional use of particular Montessori materials, new uses for traditional materials, or approaches to address an identified need.  Workshops can range in length from three hours to several days, and in delivery from a small group interacting with manipulatives to a large audience using A/V technology.   Workshops that have proven popular include:

  • To Infinity and Beyond – simple ways to reinforce place value / hierarchy of numbers (and figure out which children really “get it”)
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – fun-filled activities that train children to develop and utilize visualization to enhance reading, writing and retention (also appropriate for Early Childhood)
  • Rad Routines for Revitalizing Writing – lesson sequences designed to develop children’s writing skills for short answer, narratives, and expository pieces
  • An Introduction to Hands-On Science – sample lessons that show how to teach core scientific principles without expensive equipment, using nothing more than things found around the kitchen and garage
  • Others by request – if you don’t see what you most need, contact us to suggest a topic!

Betsy is also available for on-site consultation for individual classrooms or schools.  Please contact us  for more information.