Annual Conference

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Annual Conference

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Friday, October 27, 2017 
8:00 – 3:00 pm


Washington Montessori School 

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Self-reflection as a Means to Elevate Practice

The role of the adult in Montessori environments is not an easy one and it is often a challenge to balance the many responsibilities associated with it. While focusing on the development of our children, we often forget to focus on our own development as practitioners. In this workshop, we will spend the day looking inward at our own practice as a means to renew our commitment to serve and to refresh our spirits. In addition, you will gain practical strategies for achieving balance in your life, both inside and outside of the classroom.

 Presented by Gretchen Hall

GRETCHEN HALL is the Primary Director of Training of the Montessori Training Center Northeast, located in Hartford, CT. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, a Master’s Degree in  Montessori Education from Loyola University, as well as an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diploma at the Primary level.

Gretchen has been active in both private and public Montessori education for over 20 years, as a teacher, school administrator, trainer, consultant and lecturer. She has presented at numerous conferences and has been published in various Montessori journals. In addition, Gretchen currently serves as President of   AMI/USA.


Annual Conference


The adult’s idea that freedom consists in minimizing duties and obligations must be rejected…The freedom that is given to the child is not liberation from parents and teachers; it is not freedom from the laws of Nature or of the state or of society; but the utmost freedom for self-development and self-realization compatible with service to society.
-Maria Montessori