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1-517-266-3415 ADMTEI 1257 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, Michigan 49221
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Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Weber Retreat & Conference Center
1257 E. Siena Heights Drive in Adrian, Michigan



Leonor J Esnard, OP, PhD
ADMTEI Director, Montessori Educator



Debra Gorman Cagle, MEd
ADMTEI faculty, Montessori Teacher,
Adjunct Professor at Siena Heights University


– Montessori Teachers
– Montessori Assistants
– Early Childhood Educators


  • Teacher Spirituality: Connection-Interdependence

“Spirituality is like an adventure park waiting to be explored” (L. Culliford). Spirituality will be addressed in relationship to interdependence with the essential elements in our lives, such as the universe, earth, nature and relationships. Spirituality can be described as a way of life, in this case, in harmony with Montessori philosophy. Dr. Montessori emphasized the significance of nurturing the spirit of the child and the teacher. In this presentation the focus is on the teacher’s spirituality.

  • Fostering the Development of Empathy in Young Children

Empathy is an essential element in the development of morality in children. Empathy and its relationship to other significant variables such as attachment, emotional control and negative emotionality will be discussed. In addition, techniques for teaching and modeling empathy to young children in relationship to Montessori education will be explored.

  • Love and the Spirit of the Child

This segment discusses Dr. Montessori’s belief that true love springs from The Child, and how we can understand Montessori’s philosophy of true love. We will discover if real love is alive and flourishing in your classroom and how we can nurture it, respect it, and share it with others.



Special Price: $100 per person – Includes full lunch buffet at Madden Dining Hall on-site.

Our group discount has been eliminated in favor of a lower price for all.
Receive a certificate of attendance for 6 clock hours of professional development.
Register before April 15th for a chance to win a $25 gift card


New online registration format has two options:
1) Individual attendees can register and pay immediately
2) School administrators can register multiple employees and receive an invoice

Please click on the appropriate button below

ADMTEI Offers Three Types of Workshops
Spring Workshop: One-Day Professional Development Opportunity

Join us each April or May for a day-long workshop on relevant topics for all early childhood educators.

# Date for 2019 is Saturday, April 27 #

Topics change yearly, but have included:

  • Montessori’s Unique Insights and Recent Brain Research Findings
  • Development of Self-Esteem in Young Children
  • Use of Positive Language in the Montessori Prepared Environment
  • Development of Morality in Young Children
  • The Spirituality of the Child and Teacher
  • Montessori’s Essential Element: Normalization
  • Development of Empathy in Young Children
  • Fostering Children’s Ability to Think & Problem-Solve

This workshop is held on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan and provides 6 clock-hours of instruction for professional development. Open to all educators.

When registration is open, you will find a registration link on this page.

Summer Workshop: Two-Day Workshop for Montessori Assistants

Attention teacher assistants, substitutes, and classroom volunteers! This popular workshop in August covers vital and relevant topics.

# Dates for 2019 are Thursday and Friday, August 8 and 9 #

The goals are to:

  • present a systematic overview of Montessori Philosophy
  • present a systematic overview of child development
  • provide a deeper understanding of the Montessori learning environment
  • make the curriculum areas come alive for participants
  • provide the opportunity for participants to earn an Assistant Certificate

Held on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan, this two-day workshop provides 12 contact hours of instruction for professional development and a certificate of attendance.

When registration is open, you will find a registration link on this page.

"Made to Order" Workshop at Your Location

Montessori Administrators: do you struggle to provide high-quality, relevant professional development for your staff? ADMTEI can help! Our experienced staff can visit your school and provide a custom-made workshop that will bring parents into the school and give teachers a solid foundation for observation and Montessori philosophy.

Montessori teacher-educator Sister Leonor Esnard will bring to your classroom over 35 years of knowledge & experience with real-life solutions.

List of Topics:

  • Fostering Moral Development in Young Children
  • Development of Self-Discipline
  • Development of Internal Motivation in Children
  • Montessori Education & Brain Research
  • Fantasy Play and Montessori Education
  • Developing Spirituality in Teachers
  • Peace Education: Theory and Practice

For more information and pricing, please contact ADMTEI at 517-266-3415 or

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