I credit Girl Scouts for giving me my first teaching experiences. I also worked at an ESL program for awhile and taught all ages. I have presented programs at public libraries and also worked at a public library before I began my adventures in homesteading and homeschooling.
I believe learning happens when you are interested in the subject, so I try to find a way to appeal to the student's interests. I like to play and be creative, so the Waldorf and Reggio styles really appeal to me.
yes -- too modest to share :-)
I was a straight A, honor roll student who attended public schools, but I always wanted to be homeschooled. I taught myself stuff at home. I earned a BA in theater arts with a summa cum laude and departmental honors. I took several education classes but chose not to complete a teaching certificate. I actually had professors beg me to become a teacher because I clearly had an interest and they thought I would be so good, but I knew that I did not like the public school system. I considered becoming a Montessori teacher, but that wasn't quite right either. I didn't discover Waldorf until later, or I might have pursued a degree in that. I ended up working at an ESL program and then a library. For fun and to satisfy my curiosity, I have toured a variety of different types of schools, public and private. I know a lot about the wide variety of educational styles.
I am a proud homeschooling mommy. I have family members with vision development issues, so I have researched a lot about that topic to prevent problems with my own children. That's why you will see highly readable fonts in all of my products! You can follow our adventures in homesteading and homeschooling on my sage-urban-homesteading.com website.
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