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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EDT


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Montessori Schools of Massachusetts


MSM Virtual Fall Speaker Series

Connections: The Power of Observation of Social Emotional Learning to Montessori Educators

Join MSM for the Virtual Fall Speaker Series!

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.

In this three part series, we’ll discuss how to embed direct instruction of social emotional learning core competencies into Montessori lessons, create classroom cultures that amplify SEL core competencies, and hone observation techniques aimed at understanding  children with social emotional learning challenges.

With a blend of information-sharing, discussion, and ample opportunity to ask questions, professionals leave Lynne’s programs with practical strategies to implement right away, as well as discussion points to engage children, families, and colleagues in healthy conversations about social emotional learning.

Meeting Dates

October 20 (7-8:15 PM)

November 3 (7-8:15 PM)

November 17 (7-8:15 PM) 

Meet Lyn Reeves Griffin 


Lynne Reeves Griffin RN, MEd is a registered nurse with a masters degree in education, human development, and counseling. As an education consultant, and undergraduate and graduate school faculty member, she has channeled her passion for practical application of research into helping families and schools throughout the US, and from China to Singapore, to build leadership capacity, adopt social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula, strengthen parent-professional partnerships, and execute curriculum integration/differentiated instruction plans to benefit students, teachers, and families. 

Lynne has recently guided large scale qualitative & quantitative surveys of students, parents, and faculty at a number of schools in New England around strengthening curriculum integration. With results in hand, she has coached leadership and faculty to make meaning of the findings and then develop school improvement plans aimed at using the data to embed social emotional learning opportunities within teaching practices throughout organizations. 

Since 2001, Lynne has held an adjunct faculty teaching position at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Wheelock College in Boston. She’s acted as Visiting Scholar of Education at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore, and consulted with schools throughout Hunan Province in China—as well as throughout the United States—to adopt SEL curriculum integration practices.

Lynne is a regular media guest expert on family life and education. She is the author of Negotiation Generation, Let’s Talk About Adolescent Mental Health, and a number of family-focused novels, essays, and articles. To learn more about Lynne’s work, visit LynneGriffin.com.