Fall 2020 Parent Education Series
presented by Nahla Nasser, Principal, and your children's teachers

Please join us for the Fall 2020 Parent Education Series, held on Zoom, on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 pm. Feel free to join our happy hour of parent education with a beverage of choice. Led by our Principal, Nahla Nasser, who has over 30 years of experience in Montessori education, you will learn teaching and coaching strategies from the experts, your children's teachers.

All parents are invited to all events in the Fall 2020 Parent Education Series. Attend all events and you will have completed the Montessori - IMYC Journey!


Montessori 101
Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:30-5:30 pm
Nahla Nasser explains all things Montessori - concepts, theory, pedagogy, history, rationales, and, most importantly, how the Montessori method can help your child succeed.

Orientation Parent Education
Thursday, September 24, 2020
4:30-5:30 pm
Our Orientation teachers will show you the magic in the classroom and how they teach our youngest learners. This is your invitation to the classroom and an insight into your child's day at St. Stephen's.

Primary Parent Education
Thursday, October 1, 2020
4:30-5:30 pm
Our Primary teachers will show us how compassion, high standards, manipulatives, and progression combine to create a curious and engaged Pre-K learner.

Lower El Parent Education
Thursday, October 8, 2020
4:30-5:30 pm
Join our Lower Elementary teachers as they present on the next step of independence, interdependence, and interdisciplinary learning at St. Stephen's. This presentation will cover how we teach math and language art skills as well as science, history, and geography, all while supporting the social and emotional growth of our LE students.

Upper El Parent Education
Thursday, October 15, 2020
4:30-5:30 pm
Our Upper El teachers will continue the Montessori journey and will cover technology in the virtual classroom. Come and learn about Google Classroom, Zoom, and learning apps, and about how teaching and learning have (and have not) changed in the age of distance learning.

Middle Years Parent Education
Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:30-5:30 pm
Our Middle Years teachers will speak on our academic powerhouse (virtually) located in the Nevers Building. The conversation may also include essential topics such as creating leaders, bonus programs and class trips, philanthropy and social justice, community and team learning, keys to high school success, and how Montessori principles track through a St. Stephen's education, from the age of 18 months to grade 8.

Positive Discipline
Thursday, October 29, 2020
4:30-5:30 pm
Nahla Nasser will speak on positive discipline. Positive Discipline is based on recent research that tells us that children are hardwired from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave.