While it is important that your child's education continues, it is also essential that we maintain equilibrium and set realistic expectations for these circumstances. After being home for a few weeks, you may be craving connection and guidance from an expert Montessorian. Join us for an interactive and informative webinar with Margaret Whitley!
Supporting Ourselves and Our Children in Uncertain Times
Thursday, April 2, 2020
5 pm PT / 6 pm MT / 7 pm CT / 8 pm ET
-Remember the importance of self-care and putting on our own oxygen masks.
-What are the developmental characteristics from birth to 12 that can help guide your parenting approach?
-How can you supplement at home and foster independence during this time?
Margaret Whitley is an AMI elementary trained Montessori educator and leader. She taught all levels of elementary, established the first Montessori middle school in Canada in 1988 and is the former head of Montessori Academy of London (MA), the school she went to as a child. During her 13 years as executive director, she led the school through multiple changes, including a change in ownership/governance, a change of name and branding, new operational structure, significant renovations, purchasing and selling of property, new government licensing requirements and with her Board of Governors a smooth leadership transition leading to her retirement.
Presently, she is a guest lecturer at the Toronto Montessori Institute and in the past was a board member and Director of Accreditation for the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators. She is the parent of Emma and Mark, who in their late twenties attribute much of their success to their 12-year Montessori foundation. Margaret holds an honors degree in history and MFA in creative non-fiction writing. Margaret currently writes, speaks, and consults about many topics related to education.
Guidepost Montessori is hosting a series of free webinars on Montessori, child development, relevant research, and parenting topics! Whether you're a parent interested in learning more about Montessori education, a prospective or enrolled family looking to connect with our larger community, a Montessori practitioner, or a parent interested in how to incorporate Montessori principles at home, we'd love for you to join us!
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