How to Respectfully Redirect Children

Got the Classroom Management Blues? Part 2


We're excited to bring you Part 2 of the Classroom Management Blues webinar!  We will take a closer look at the 5 steps to respectfully redirecting children and discuss practical strategies that can be applied in the classroom.

This webinar is sponsored by Principles to Practice, a monthly membership for Montessori 3-6 guides.  Learn more here. 

Don't worry if you didn't watch Part 1! You will still be able to follow along with the content in this webinar.  If you wish to purchase Part 1, you may do so here.

Webinar Agenda

  • Introduction
  • The power of waiting
  • Non-verbal interventions
  • Effective verbal interventions
  • When a reset may be needed
  • Introduction to the p2p monthly membership program (approx 10 min)
  • Q&A
    • What language is used when children are playing with the materials instead of using them for learning?
    • How do I stop children from disrupting others?
    • What steps do I need to take to make a child comply with my wishes? 

This webinar is best for educators who work with 3-6 year olds 


Q: What happens if I can't attend at the published times?
A: No problem! We will send you a  free replay link as soon as your session ends. 

Q: How long is the webinar?
A: The webinar is approximately 80 minutes.

Q: Can I get a certificate of attendance for this webinar?
A: We do not offer certificates for our free webinars. Certificates for this webinar will be available for members of the Principles to Practices (P2P) program.  Learn more about p2p here.

Q: What age group is this applicable for?
A: We will be discussing general principles that can be applied to any age group, but the majority of the examples used will be for the 3-6 year age range.

Q: Can I ask questions during the webinar?
A: No. However, P2P members will have the opportunity to submit follow up questions.

Q: Will you speak about severe/extreme behaviors or special needs?
A: No. However, we will discuss a number of strategies you can use to proactively prevent a wide range of common "misbehaviors". 

Q: Is this applicable to any educational setting?
A: We believe these are sound developmental principles and can be applied in all interactions with children.

Q: Is this appropriate for parents?
A: The principles in this webinar can certainly be applied by parents. However, most of the examples used will be for a classroom setting and will reflect the student-teacher dynamic. We will not be addressing parents' needs specifically.

Presented by


Tammy Oesting

Tammy has over 25 years of experience in Montessori. She spent 17 years in the classroom at the primary and elementary levels. She is the founder of and now serves Montessorians globally, consulting with schools and educating new teachers.


Virginia Lozuke

Virginia has over 15 years of experience with Montessori at the 3-6 level. She is currently lead guide and head of school at the Montessori Farm School in Durham, North Carolina. Virginia has also served as a faculty member for an AMS teacher training program.