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A Practical “How-To” Guide for Mastering the Art of Montessori Communication – Tackling Praise, Sharing & Big Emotions!

Sylvia Arotin


Ever catch yourself saying ‘No, Don’t, Stop, how many times have I told you!’ and never really being able to engage cooperation? Or saying ‘Share, it’s nice…’ and the child responds saying ‘But I had it first!’ Or have you ever felt like your praise is on a repetition of ‘Good girl, good boy, good job, great work etc’ almost becoming unauthentic, evaluative and not really effective?

This practical session will:

  • Minimize the stress, frustrations and pressures you may feel when dealing with BIG emotions, engaging cooperation and sharing.
  • Allow you to become more aware of the way you communicate and respond to the needs of the child.
  • Equip you with effective communication that will allow you to step out of the habitual language we tend to fall back into.
  • Improve your skill set to deal more confidently with everyday situations and more challenging moments.
  • Provide you rich and meaningful praise alternatives to build children’s self-belief, self-confidence and intrinsic motivation so they feel empowered and encouraged!

Effective communication can change the outcomes for children by equipping them with the skills and tools to be the best they can be. It also allows us to build our skill set, creating a more cohesive classroom and harmonious home. Join me to master the art of Montessori communication today!


Sylvia Arotin

Sylvia Arotin has had over 12 years experience in Montessori teaching and is the founder and director of My Montessori (0-6 yrs) school in Sydney, Australia. She also sits on the Board of Directors for MSCA (Montessori Schools and Centres Australia). Her passion for children’s learning and development, as well as supporting and educating adults, has been fundamental in founding the Guide & Grow brand. She holds an International Montessori 0-3yrs training, 3-6 AMI Assistants training, an International Communications degree and a Masters in Teaching specializing in early childhood (0-5 yrs) (Honours) from Macquarie University.

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