* 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
Developing gritty children in an "easy and fast" society

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Attendants will gain insights into the value of allowing children to do hard things! We will look at the most up to date research exploring the success of children who were encouraged to utilize their passion, determination, and optimism to persevere. When we give children an opportunity to work hard, they gain a confidence that will be with them for life.


Mary Sue Reutebuch

Head of School, Montessori Private Academy
Montessori education has been my passion for the past 30-plus years as a teacher, principal, advisor, presenter, consultant, and mentor to peers and school leadership teams. There is no greater privilege than fostering Montessori principles in the lives of teachers, students, and... Read More →

Saturday February 25, 2023 3:00pm - 4:15pm CST
Goodwin 211