New Hampshire Montessori Association Spring Workshop and Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Location:  Blue Heron School at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Route 113 & Route 3
Holderness NH 03245
968-7194 x 24

Seven hours of professional development
Cost-$60, $50 for members, checks payable to NH Montessori Association

8:45 arrival and sign in

9:00-12:00 Scott Noyes presentation*

12:00-1:00 Lunch and NHMA annual meeting with officer voting

1:00-4:00 Scott Noyes*

Please bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks will be available.
Please contact Laura at  RSVPs help for planning, but you are welcome to join at the last minute too!

*Brain Development – Part 2

Brain Rules and Applications

The presentation starts with a quick review of part 1 by asking, “What changes did you make because of the information in the first training?” Then a dozen absolute brain rules are discussed with action steps being emphasized.  Participants are welcome to join even if they did not attend last year’s workshop.

Topics in the final part of the presentation include implementing the rules in five areas; behavioral guidance, raising a truly happy child, fixed-mindset praise vs. growth-mindset encouragement, sleep, and child abuse.


Scott has been professionally working, playing, writing and talking about children for thirty years. He teaches a graduate level course in “Challenging Behaviors,” and an undergraduate course in “Positive Discipline.” Scott’s first book “Positive Discipline – That Works!” is in its fourth publishing. His second book, “Intentional Language” was released in the fall of 2003. His newest reader, “This Child is Driving Us Crazy – What Should We Do?” helps adults develop an effective behavior plan for children with feisty behaviors.

Scott’s background includes being,

  • a primary careprovider for abused and neglected children
  • a lead teacher in a parent cooperative
  • a nonprofit childcare center director
  • a state sponsored Child Sexual Assault Prevention trainer
  • a childcare training specialist
  • an Early Childhood Master Professional, workshop trainer endorsement, in New Hampshire
  • a certified instructor for Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center

For more information–

NHMA Annual Meeting


May 11, 2019, Blue Heron School at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, noon

  1. Chris share the minutes from 2018.
  2. Treasurer report.
  3. Ask for old business.
  4. October workshop-we will plan to do again this fall.
  5. Ask for new business.
  6. Vote for officers in 2019.

President-Laura Mammarelli

Vice-President-Juliet Fleischer

Secretary-Christine Brown-move to treasurer? New?

Treasurer-Erin Woo-new?

Membership Coordinator-Barbara Mansfield

Newport Montessori Spring Symposium

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Newport Montessori School’s Annual Spring Symposium signups are now open!  The symposium date is Friday, March 15th, 2019 and features keynote speaker, Scott Noyes.  Scott teaches a graduate level course in “Challenging Behaviors” and an undergraduate course in “Positive Discipline”.  Other workshop topics include:  CPR, First Aid, Music in the Montessori Classroom, a roundtable for administrators and school leaders, Emergency Prepardedness for Teachers, and Library Learning in the Classroom.  For full symposium workshop descriptions and presenter biographies visit:  Cost per attendee is $125.  This is a great way to get continuing education credit hours and network with amazing people!

Stonebridge Montessori School

Saturday, February 23, 2019


“Storytelling & STEAM – Engaging Activities to Match

the Language Arts”

Join us for an inspiring, fun filled and creative ways to incorporate STEAM education

and the Language Arts. Heidi has wonderful ideas that will engage our imaginations for

us to think “outside of the box”. The morning will be split up into 3 sections.

  1. Story hour, Heidi will bring some of her favorite books and talk about how to

engage the listeners. We may also have time for people to share their favorite books as

well and talk about why their stories work. ( Bring a FAVORITE book or two)

  1. STEAM stations!! Heidi will have activities that pair with various Fairy Tales

that include multiple elements of science, technology, engineering, arts and/or


  1. Recommendations for books, activities, websites, etc. (all encouraged to share)

Heidi Doyle has been working with children of all ages in various capacities for 25

years. She is currently a Library Media Specialist and Technology Integrationist at

Sunapee Central Elementary School. She is an avid supported of STEAM education

and has been at the forefront of Project Based Learning, Maker Spaces and

Cooperative Learning in her school and around the state. She has presented at the

Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, the New Hampshire Art Educators

Conference, the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference s well as area

schools. She enjoys making cross-curricular connections with students and seeing

them succeed in ways that didn’t know were possible. In addition, Heidi

has directed several plays for youth and community theaters and uses her knowledge

of theatrics to enhance her presentations!

Stonebridge Montessori School,

29 West Main Street, Hillsboro, NH 03244

Cost $20 (3 Credit hours/Certificate)

Please RSVP to Jenna Colby, Director at 603-464-0211 or email:

Baked Goods, Fruit salad & coffee/tea as refreshments!