Child Study: A Montessori-Based Approach to Tiered Systems of Support
1.5 CPDs, Run Time 36:53
Most children in public Montessori schools are successfully served through fully-implemented Montessori practice taking place within the classroom. This means that every child is receiving personalized instruction; observation is informing decisions; and needs arising throughout a given day or week are addressed by the classroom teachers.
At one point or another, students will need different or additional support to have a successful classroom experience. In Child Study—an integrated Montessori-based approach to Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)—NCMPS offers a framework for implementing different levels of intervention which align with Montessori philosophy.
This presentation provides Montessorians with an introduction to this child-centered, asset-based approach to tiered intervention.
María Carvajal has 20 years of experience in teaching, educational research, consulting, mentorship, and program management in El Salvador, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S. She is a certified AMI elementary guide with primary teaching experience, and holds a B.A. and M.A. in Humanities from the University of Navarra and a M.Ed. in Montessori Elementary Education from Loyola University Maryland. María’s professional interests include trauma-informed care, English learner education, and early intervention. For research, she is currently focused on at-risk student populations, receptive and expressive language delays, and associations between social-emotional competence and literacy skills in children.