MMEC holds annual educational events for parents and educators. Our 2020 event has completed. Parents will be notified of our next event. Details will be posted on this page.

Building Calm Unity - February 12th & 13th, 2020

MMEC & CCMA Invite You to Our Joint Workshop Events
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 - Parent Presentation - 7:00 PM
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - PD Day - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Maria Montessori Education Centre
2634 12 Avenue NW, in Calgary's St. Andrews Heights

Leigh Anne Jacques
Leigh Anne Jacques is the owner of Beaches Montessori School in Toronto, a mother of four, and a committed Montessori Head of School. She is a Mehrit Centre presenter and facilitator and has guided groups in both Montessori Schools and Public schools through a variety of self-regulation parenting workshops and courses. The staff at Beaches Montessori have all been trained in self-regulation and they continue to learn and apply it in their lives and in their classrooms. Leigh Anne has been truly inspired by Dr. Shanker and this approach.

Susan Plummer
She is presenter for Self-Regulation at the Mehrit Centre. Susan has a passion for creating beautiful and functional learning environments for young children, following her ten years of experience as a Casa Montessori teacher and program coordinator. These led her to a position teaching in a Montessori Toddler environment. Susan is a lifelong learner and her work establishing prepared environments and routines has reinforced her belief that the practice of Shanker Self- Regulation marries beautifully with Montessori philosophy and method.

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Only Wednesday (12th) , or Both Days , or only Thursday (13th) .

Wed, Feb 12, 2020 - Parent Presentation - 7:00 PM
CalmUNITY Parenting Workshop
How the Practice of Self-Regulation Can Benefit Your children

This workshop is designed to give parents the basics of self-regulation and how it can be applied in their day to day lives. Parents and children are facing more stress than ever before. This workshop will help you understand the impact of stress on children and adults, the difference between stress behaviour and misbehaviour and how parents can use self-reg to understand and respond to stress in their own and in their children's lives.

Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - PD Day - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
CalmUNITY Professional Development Day
How the Practice of Self-Regulation Can Benefit the
Children and Adults in Our Montessori Communities

Please join us to learn about the importance of Self-Regulation in this one-day workshop. Dr. Stuart Shanker, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and the CEO of the Mehrit Centre has developed the process of Shanker Self- Regulation, which is a powerful method to understand and manage stress, tension and energy. This presentation will give you an introduction to Self-Regulation and how we apply it in our own lives and in our Montessori communities.

We will discuss:

  • What is Self-Regulation and why is it important
  • The impacts of stress on children's mood, energy, behaviour and learning
  • What are stressors (including hidden stressors) the 5 domains and the 5 steps of Self-Regulation?
  • What Self-Regulation looks like in a Montessori Environment?
  • What can you do to foster and apply self-regulation in your classrooms and your lives?
Dr. Shanker is a supporter of Montessori and sent his own children to a Montessori school for the Casa years.

Professional Development Day Schedule of Events:

Arrival, Breakfast and Networking 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Self-Regulation Presentation - Part 1 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Break / Coffee 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Self-Regulation Presentation - Part 2 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Networking 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Self-Regulation Presentation - Part 3 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wrap-Up 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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