We are so excited to announce that our founder and fearless leader, Julia Volkman, will be mentoring early childhood (primary, ages 3-6+) Montessori Guides through the Greenspring Center for Lifelong Learning!
Julia will be leading this program alongside her dear friend Veronica Burbano. Veronica has not only the wisdom of her own years teaching (when Julia was her mentor) but also the wisdom she has gained from completing the incredible AMI Trainer-in-Training program.
The Mentoring Community begins on Tuesday, August 7 and is available to teachers and administrators from toddler through adolescence. The early bird registration deadline ends in a few days so sign up sooner to realize these savings. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 4:00 pm ET to 5:30 pm ET.
Here's what to expect in this evidence-based mentoring program:
- Welcoming and sharing positivity from the previous week
- Discussing issues that matter to you
- Mining the knowledge of the mentors and the community to find solutions for your specific challenges
- Setting individual SMART goals
- Being supported and inspired (not required) towards realizing these goals
- No homework ever
And, as a huge bonus, Julia will be leading a clinical research study in partnership with Ann Epstein at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse and Suba Jagannathan, a computational biologist and Montessori mom. They will be studying the efficacy of the Coach Approach used in this evidence-based mentoring program. (As with all ethical research, you can choose to opt-out of participating in the research study; the mentoring program will remain the same either way.)
Montessori community, individual support/inspiration towards meeting your classroom goals, and research all bundled into one amazing program. You don't want to miss it!
We look forward to seeing you there.