MSM is excited to welcome Jennifer Bryan as presenter for the Spring Speaker Series. Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D is the founder and director of Team Finch Consultants - now Re-Set School. Jennifers’s vast knowledge, experience, and engaging speaking style makes her a top choice when hosting, How to Best Address Issues of Gender and Sexuality with Students, a three (3) part series. Jennifer is a highly regarded speaker and trainer who will bring dynamism, practicality and humor to each workshop session. Jennifer will provide a lively, relevant perspectives on the compelling topic of gender and sexuality diversity. She will help us contextualize the learning about gender and sexuality diversity in ways that feel relevant, both philosophically and practically.
For Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School educators, how to best address issues of gender and sexuality with students is an ongoing and ever-evolving challenge. Administrators, teachers and parents alike have all manner of questions about what our children need to learn and when they are ready to learn it. What can get lost in debates about “age appropriateness” is the way kids’ natural curiosity about themselves and others frequently brings gender and sexuality right into the heart of their emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. The more we understand gender and sexuality as being central to children’s lives, the better we will be able to ensure that all students feel seen and included in the school community, regardless of their identity or expression. Bring your questions, observations (and dinner!) to these interactive sessions.
MSM is enthusiastic and honored to have Lynne Griffin, RN, MEd and Executive Director of Proactive Parenting. Lynne’s vast knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm as a speaker makes her a top choice when hosting, Connections: The Power of Observation of Social Emotional Learning to Montessori Educators, a three (3) part series. Lynne is a lecturer, writer, and consultant to parents, teachers, and health care professionals regarding child development, behavior management, and issues affecting today’s families.
All behavior tells a story and Montessori educators are trained to observe, document, and analyze children’s behavior in an effort to understand what they are trying to tell us. MSM has scheduled sessions with educator Lynne Reeves Griffin RN, MEd, to be offered online, in order to highlight children’s social emotional learning patterns, specifically those that suggest vulnerabilities in learning.