Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom 

A Two Day Workshop hosted by St. Catherine's University Advanced Montessori Programs, St. Paul, MN  March 8-9, 2019



Friday, March 8, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8:30 AM to  4:30 PM 

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St. Catherine's University 
Advanced Montessori Programs
2004 Randolph Avenue - #4100
St. Paul, MN 55105

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 Chip DeLorenzo, M.Ed.
 Head of School, Damariscotta Montessori School  Certified Positive Discipline Trainer

 Phone: 207-380-3465 

 Email:  chipdelorenzo@gmail.com

 Web Site: www.developingcapablechildren.com

 Whole School Workshops

 Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classrooms can  be arranged for individual schools.  Contact Chip for  more information and scheduling availablity. 


Area Accomodations


Hampton Inn and Suites

2812 University Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN  55414

(612) 259-8797



Positive Discipline is based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, and designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best selling Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (including parents, teachers, childcare providers, youth workers, and others). Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills. Positive Discipline is based on the understanding that discipline must be taught and that discipline teaches. 


Effective discipline… 

1) Helps children feel a sense of connection. (Belonging and signicance) 

2) Is mutually respectful and encouraging. (Kind and firm at the same time.) 

3) Is effective long - term. (Considers what the child is thinking, feeling, learning, and deciding about himself and his world – and what to do in the future to survive or to thrive.) 

4) Teaches important social and life skills . (Respect, concern for others, problem solving, and cooperation as well as the skills to contribute to the home, school or larger community.) 

5) Invites children to discover how capable they are. (Encourages the constructive use of personal power and autonomy.)


Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom workshop will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019,  from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  St. Catherine's University Advanced Montessori Programs will be hosting this workshop at their campus in St. Paul.  This workshop will allow participants to connect with other Montessori educators in an experiential setting and learn how to implement a respectful and time-tested classroom management approach that builds responsibility, independence, motivation and empathy within their classroom communities.  Participants will learn to: 

  • Create a classroom social/emotional environment that will reduce misbehavior;
  • Develop clear and consistent practices amongst the adults in their classrooms to meet behavioral; challenges respectfully and effectively;
  • Understand the roots of misbehavior in children;
  • Implement respectful, effective tools to help children develop self-regulation, cooperation and independence;
  • Empower children to become connected, responsible members of the classroom community;
  • Help children find a sense of belonging and significance in their classroom community;
  • Respond effectively to chronic misbehavior;
  • Develop school-wide practices that will help parents as well as teachers. 

Registration can be completed online by clicking the link below.  For more information, including hotel information, please call Chip at 207-380-3465, or email at chipdelorenzo@gmail.com

About the facilitator:  Chip has been in Montessori education for over 20 years in the capacity of teacher (3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and 12-14) and administrator.  He is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, and the Head of School for the Damariscotta Montessori School.

 "I have been implementing Positive Discipline principles in my own classrooms and schools since I was a first-year teacher.  Having a concrete way to reduce misbehavior and help children become happy, contribuiting members of the classroom community saved me from burnout as a young teacher. Our school has adopted Positive Discipline as its formal discipline policy, and we have found it an invaluable method to empower children to become respectful, confident and independent problem-solvers, and ultimately to facilitate normalization.  It has also been one of the greatest tools that we have used to get staff and parents “on the same page” and support the staff in solving behavioral challenges in their classrooms." 

 If you would like to attend this workshop, please register online by clicking the link below.



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Early Registration, on or before February 8, 2019 - $300

Regular Registration, after February 8, 2019 - $330

10% Group Discount for School Groups of 3 or More.  Contact Chip for Discount Code.

Certification Option - Participants may also choose to become "Certified Postive Discipline Educators" through the Positive Discipline Association by attending this workshop.  Candidates for certification will receive additional materials that will enable them to conduct in-house workshops at their school, and recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Educator through the Positive Discipline Associatoin.  The additional cost for certification is $100.

Cancellations - A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop.