Infusing Your Classroom with Montessori Elements (Pre-school – 2nd)

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Many of us have heard about the Montessori approach but don’t know much about it, or don’t think that it’s applicable to a typical yeshiva classroom. This session will provide teachers with an understanding of the methodology and approaches presented by Montessori Education while adapting those methods and approaches into the framework of the traditional day school. The result is engaging, differentiated, and independent activities to build motivated, informed and independent learners in grades EC-2nd.

Yona Glass

Yona Glass has been a professional educator for over ten years. She received her undergraduate degree from Stern College, a Master’s Degree in Literacy from Hunter College, and Montessori Licensing from the North American Montessori Center. Yona teaches kindergarten at Manhattan Day School and is the Principal of The Polonies Talmud Torah School at the Spanish Portuguese synagogue, Congregation Shearith Israel and has presented at the Jewish Education Project’s (JEP) Annual Yeshiva Day School Day of Learning.