We all are authors of our own life stories. I am hoping to share mine.
Born with humble beginnings in a developing country named Philippines, where education comes first. Sent to a private catholic school where teachers and nuns taught discipline, religious ethics, values, and the standard curriculum.
I.do not fit with the Catholic school girl profile who just sits quietly and follows rules to a T.On the contrary, I squirm, move, question, and talk out of turn. Knowing I was smart and good at writing, my “defiant” behavior doesn’t encompass my talent.
I cannot sit still. I can sleep during class with a book as my cover. Pretending to fix the curtains so I can get out of my desk. I know I am not at my best. My desk just confines me.
I migrated to the US and I became a mom. My daughter reminded me of myself except a notch more smarter, more active, and more talkative than me. With that came a reawakening, a search for an ideal learning environment that will best fit her personality.
With mantras of freedom of movement and the absorbent mind, learning at your own pace, respect for nature, and celebration of other cultures, I knew that the Montessori philosophy is a perfect fit. So I got my training and certification in Montessori Early Childhood in Illinois.
Though I am happy teaching preschool and kindergarten, I felt that I can learn more about the woman behind the genius, Maria Montessori and her methods. So I travelled in the summer months for three years in 2005 rented a car (way before google maps) to navigate my way to New Rochelle in New York, with my daughter in tow to receive training for Montessori School Management and Montessori Upper Elementary.
I consider myself an epitome of a living, breathing and inspired by the Montessori philosophy kind of a gal. It’s pretty evident that I love to write, read and tell stories to children.The joy that I have when creating learning materials and being around preschoolers supersede my ambition to start a school.
To this day, I continue to live the Montessori philosophy in my own life. I followed the child in me. With the all the lesson plans and materials, experiences and curriculum albums all stored in files, I want to share it in a plain, conversational approach that you can understand. I will revisit the Montessori lessons and I hope to share it with you and make the world to be my classroom.
Thank you for dropping by. There is more to come in the days ahead.
Let me get to know you.