Always challenging himself to improve his classroom and thoroughly enjoying his students, Mr. Paul (as he’s affectionately known to his students) has never experienced ‘burn out’ over his 25+ (and still counting) years of teaching. Having mastered the myriad of nuances that comprise teaching, he has been a teacher trainer at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies and has mentored interns to become successful teachers.
Both individualized and group instruction designed to strike the imagination of the student with the goal of the student enjoying learning for learning's sake.
Author of The Pax Curriculum, designer of the Montessori Plus Learning System, presenter at seven major regional and national American Montessori Society conferences. Topics have included: Near Space, Deep Space & Home; Making Zoology Come Alive!, The Computer as a Classroom Management Tool, and Creating a Peaceful Classroom.
* 6 – 12 Montessori Elementary Certificate, Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center, Chicago IL * M.A.T.S. in Christian Education from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL * B.A. in Elementary/Special Education from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Besides teaching, I enjoy biking, hiking, sculpting and photography. Presently, I'm founding a charter school called the Montessori Peace Academy of Colorado, Aurora, CO.