Workshop details:

This workshop will explore a variety of challenges experienced by children in our environments. We will consider information about these challenges through a Montessori lens in order to build supports in the classroom environment. We will think about speech and/or language concerns, sensory processing issues, and selective mutism and answer the questions:

  • What does a guide need to know?
  • Who can help?
  • What are Montessori supports and adaptations?

You will leave with sources of information, critical questions to consider, and we’ll generate ways to support the children in the prepared environment.


Andrée Rolfe
Andrée Rolfe is a Montessori expert on learning differences. She holds an Ed.D. From Teachers College, Columbia University in special education and completed AMI elementary training at WMI. Andrée has worked for 35 years in public special education.

Jennifer Shields
Jennifer Shields has been a Montessorian for 30 years, first as an assistant, then a teacher, and now as an AMI teacher trainer at WMI. Jennifer consults for AMI/USA, sits on the board of AMI global, and talks about Montessori to whoever will listen.



(online registration)
Space is limited


Washington Montessori Institute
Columbia Campus of Loyola University
38890 McGaw Road
Columbia, MD 21045


Saturday, November 16th, 2019
9:00am – 3:00pm