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(FREE) Montessori Colloquium: Courageous Conversation With Cassi Mackey

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join Sarasota University and Cassi Mackey on March 19th at 7PM ET for an insightful webinar on Courages Conversations. When you think of Courageous Conversation, think connection, understanding, integrity, authenticity, empathy, and curiosity.  Think school transformation.

When school communities embrace and practice Courageous Conversations it enhances the faculty and staff’s capacity to serve as effective agents of success, it provides structure for the highest level of collaboration, alignment, and partnership within the school community, and it helps with sustainable change. It allows us to live up to our highest potential as Montessori practitioners.

We invite Montessori schools to create a culture that engages in Courageous Conversation as a community practice, creating a community that actively brings issues to the surface challenges and celebrates the thinking and logic of differing points of view, thereby managing problems and discussing concerns that may otherwise go unaddressed and unresolved. Effects can range from minimizing gossip and venting to the building of trust in and consistency of a community’s handling of difficult issues.

And since we cannot teach what we do not practice, teachers’ understanding of and willingness to engage in Courageous Conversation is imperative to help ourselves, our families, and our  students develop intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. Courageous Conversations are important in both the school, classroom community, and in homes.

Please register in advance for this meeting, and feel free to share the registration link with your friends and colleagues:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About Cassi Mackey:

Cassi Mackey, M.Ed., has been in the Montessori field for 30 years as a Montessori lead teacher and Montessori school principal. She is currently an American Montessori Society (AMS) School Accreditation Commissioner, a trainer for the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Administrators Certificate Course, an Instructional Guide for the Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS) Leadership Certification Program, and a mentor for the Greenspring Center for Lifelong Learning Leadership Mentor Community. She has also completed the AMS Anti-bias Anti-racist certification course and is active in AMI’s Voices of Educateurs san Frontiéres. Cassi consults and provides advice to Montessori communities that are intent on generating positive and lasting change through the Montessori pedagogy. 

Fun fact. Cassi taught with her husband, Pete, in an upper elementary classroom and their dog, Truck, was their classroom pet. So, Montessori was all in the family. 

Contact her via email at cassimackey11@gmail.com.




March 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm