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Mark Powell

Mark Powell first read Positive Discipline for his Montessori training in New York in 1994. This foundation helped him successfully manage 6-9 and 9-12 classrooms in the US and Australia for 27 years. Mark trained with Jane Nelson herself and also has a M.Ed. specialising in Conflict Resolution. He has published widely on Montessori education and designed many classroom materials now sold around the world. As a Montessori trainer he has delivered many workshops at international conferences and consulted for dozens of Montessori schools. In 2021 Mark joined Montessori Australia as Director of Education Services. He gives regular workshops on a variety of topics, although bringing this unique approach to relationship building to Australian parents and educators is a mission dear to his heart.

28 October, Saturday

3:30pm – 4:30pm

This panel discussion will look at and discuss the finalist selection of videos submitted for this national competition. After the discussion the audience and panelists will all vote on the top three elevator speeches which will be awarded valuable prizes. Come be part of the fun and get some ideas for what to say when you find yourself in a conversation with a neighbour, co-worker or stranger in an elevator who asks, “So what is Montessori anyway?”

29 October, Sunday


An introduction to the Positive Discipline for Montessori Educators course on classroom management tools to support student mental health and foster respect, kindness and responsibility.