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The Conversations With Parents I Hate to Have – Tools for Navigating Difficult Interactions and Conferences

Jonathan Wolff


If there was ever a time in the history of Montessori education where it was imperative to establish and maintain a positive partnership with parents – this is the time. More than ever we need parents who can help us understand the needs and tendencies of the students we serve. More than ever we need parents to understand how Montessori pedagogy can be applied appropriately at home. More than ever we need active parent support in helping us keep our school communities safe, stable, and sustainable.

Cultivating trust, transparency, and loyalty among parents requires Montessori guides and school leaders to create a “Relational Prepared Environment” with our families. There are specific strategies and steps, tools and techniques, for achieving this.


Jonathan Wolff

Jonathan Wolff is a Montessori school consultant, leadership coach, teacher educator, and author, who brings to his work 40 years of experience in Montessori education as a classroom teacher and school administrator.

He is the author of numerous educational publications,  including, The Self-Awakened Child – Character Education Program.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from Temple University and a certification as a Primary guide from the Association Montessori Internationale. He studied with Mother Isabelle Eugenie, an early student of Maria Montessori

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