In this episode I sit down with Montessori teacher Caitlyn McLelland; we talk about self-awareness, observation and experience-based learning and how it impacts homeschooling and/or having our kids home at this time.
If you are home with your kids and have specific questions about homeschooling, teaching or parenting, feel free to email us or contact us on social media and we can invite Caitlyn to do an IGTV or ig/fb live with us!
She also shared these Montessori resources for parenting and schooling at home right now.
Caitlyn McLelland has been teaching and working with children and families for more than 10 years. She enjoys nurturing a clear and loving environment for self-exploration and discovery.
She completed her Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Primary Diploma in May of 2019 and her AMI Elementary Assistants Training in May of 2018. She speaks Mandarin and spent two years teaching children in Taipei, Taiwan. She also taught in a bilingual Mandarin/English environment at the Sino Montessori School for three years. She is currently working toward a MA in Montessori Education at Loyola University researching the role of observation of the natural world and neurological development.
She believes:A classroom is not defined within walls and that it is in every and any space people are. We learn from each other and from our environment. We learn from observing our children and ourselves.