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Center for Montessori Advancement

Professional Development for Educators in Delaware and Beyond

Welcome to the Center for Montessori Advancement (CMA) at Wilmington Montessori School. CMA is dedicated to making Montessori more accessible to children, educators and families.

The center offers professional development opportunities for educators throughout the year. While our programs are Montessori-based, they are also appropriate for educators who teach in traditional schools and child care facilities.

Upcoming Workshops

Brain Breaks: Using Physical Activities to Increase Engagement in the Classroom
Presented by Jayme Banks, Psy.D.,  M.B.A.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7 p.m.

"Brain breaks" are physical activities that help children refocus their attention and re-engage in the classroom. Come learn quick, energizing strategies to refocus your students throughout the school day. 

About the Presenter: 
Dr. Jayme Banks is currently the Director of Trauma-Informed School Practices at The School District of Philadelphia. In this position, she has been charged with creating and implementing a district-wide trauma plan and overseeing the district's prevention and intervention team.

Dr. Banks began her clinical training at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she obtained a master’s degree in clinical counseling, then went on to obtain a joint degree in clinical/school psychology (Psy.D.) and business (M.B.A.) from Widener University.

Dr. Banks has an extensive background and expertise in children’s mental health and program development. She is passionate about implementation and dissemination of programming to build resilience in children throughout all stages of development. She has led programs focused on ensuring that children can optimize their opportunities to engage in the classroom, develop relationships with teachers and peers, and take those meaningful experiences into their homes to ensure that they are working toward bright and hopeful futures.

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