Credentialed MEPI 6-12 Montessori teacher; Secondary History teacher, published writer, experienced presenter
I believe that key to learning lies within each child. Children have great potential and that potential is unique rather than universal. This is why communicating with children as individuals, and recognizing and celebrating their individual spirits, is so important. The role of the teacher is to listen, observe, and model. All three of these things should be done respectfully. The teacher is also responsible for providing an environment that is peaceful, safe, caring, and stimulating. In such and environment students should be supported in following their interests as well as supported in taking risks and facing challenges.
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Institute for Guided Studies, Camden, SC, 2011-2014 Montessori Elementary I and II Training and Certification - M.Ed equivalence program with Endicott College, Beverly, MA Michigan Montessori Training Education Center, Rochester Hills, MI, 2006 Montessori Paraprofessional Training Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, 1997 – 2001 Bachelor of Arts 2000 Majors: Secondary Education and History, Endorsements: Geography and Environmental Education 2000-2001 Graduate Study American History Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1988 – 1992 English Literature, Theater Arts Bachelor of Science 1996 English Language Arts Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2004 Continuing Education: Social Work Ruby Payne Poverty Training, Bloomington, IN, 2004 Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, 1997 - 1999 Naturalist Certification
Hello. I am a Montessori credentialed Elementary I and II teacher and traditionally trained and licensed secondary teacher in history and geography. I am also a certified naturalist and freelance writer; I occasionally write articles, textbook passages, and book reviews. I am a parent of three intelligent and kind young women. As an educator, I value sharing ideas and building community as well as promoting purposeful, quality approaches. Cosmic education and practical life are two of the most important tenets of Montessori philosophy. Cosmic education starts with the whole universe and works toward the parts, providing an understanding of the big-picture interconnectedness of everything. Practical life skills are basic, useful, and purposeful. They are the skills of self-sufficiency and intentional, rooted daily life.