* Recheck/refresh this schedule on Saturday morning to see what rooms your desired sessions are in. We continue to change room assignments based on the level of interest in each session.

* Use one seat and move to the middle. Every seat will be used in the auditorium and likely in many breakout sessions as well. Please allow as many to sit as possible by using one seat and moving to the middle of a row of seats so others may sit down without climbing over you.

* Be patient. No matter how hard we try, history tells us that some breakout sessions will end up being standing room only for fill up completely.  Please understand that we are trying our very best to make this a productive and enjoyable learning opportunity for you and as many of your fellow Montessorians as possible. Your patience will help the most people receive the most benefit from this conference.
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Saturday, February 25 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Cultivating Independence in the Elementary Classroom

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How do we support the elementary learner in developing independence? It is easy to get caught in the trap of using work plans, assigned seats, and directed follow-up work to ensure that our students are "meeting goals", but how does that serve the child? Find out how to create independent, curious, and self-motivated learners!

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Nicole Fennig

Upper Elementary Directress, Montessori School of Waukesha
Nicole Fennig is an upper elementary guide at Montessori School of Waukesha in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She has worked in both private and public Montessori upper elementary programs since she began teaching in 2012. Nicole is also an educator instructor for Global Montessori Educators... Read More →

Saturday February 25, 2023 3:00pm - 4:15pm CST
Goodwin 414