Karen Tyler has graciously offered for one of my readers to win her entire program, including all 12 albums, and the accompanying online training program that she offers through A Montessori Marketplace.In addition, Karen has added her pink, blue, and green Montessori reading scheme into the prize pack.
Karen is a wonderful, generous person and a fabulous Montessorian!
Hereis a bit from one of my other posts about Karen and her program:
Karen Tyler is a wonderful Montessorian and has been a real inspiration to many of us, largely homeschooling moms...
Karen gets it...
She gets that there may very well be great reasons (ranging from spiritual to physical, from financial to philosophical) WHY we homeschool and why we choose to utilize Montessori materials and the Montessori philosophy in our homes.
She gets the notion of a Montessori inspired home and also gets the idea that some of us choose to not only use Montessori but also to incorporate some other materials and philosophies into something that works for our children.
She gets that we are all on our own life journey and that one size does not fit all with respect to educational settings, for some children have very specific environmental or learning needs, so Karen has been willing to share her expertise in helping us to navigate how to try to "do Montessori" in the home.
Karen gives it...
She gives freely of herself, her experiences, her materials, her insights...
She has made her online training, her excellent albums, and her lectures, essays, helpful hints very accessible.
She is incredibly generous. She does not charge nearly what her training is worth...she wants to share her wealth of knowledge and does so out of the goodness of her heart.
Although I have additional degrees in education and have classroom teaching experience, going through Karen's program really helped me to chart a course for homeschooling my sons. Homeschooling is a whole other "ballgame" than being in the classroom in a school setting, regardless of whether it is public or private, traditional or progressive, etc.
Karen is the founder, owner, and online director / instructor for Worldwide Montessori Online and runs A Montessori Marketplace.
Here is part of Karen's own description of her program:
World Wide Montessori Online course is for all the teachers/parents that are trying to implement the Montessori Method in their classrooms/home schools.
...upon finishing my 24 month course you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Three times a week I add pages, photos and other curriculum support materials for the album that is currently being taught. We will discuss the lessons and share our creative ideas. We use a Message Board to post questions and comments. At any time you may e-mail me privately for consulting. By the time you complete the course work, you will feel confident in guiding children ages 2 ½ - 6 in discovering the wonderful world of knowledge!
Although Karen's program is primarily geared to ages 2 1/2 through 6, there are some great ideas and inspirations into early elementary, ages 6-8.
I found her program to be very helpful and hands on and still am using many of the ideas from the albums for both of my sons, ages 5 and 7.
Well, to win, please enter (in the comments section of this post) your first name and your email with all words instead of the @ or the . in the email written out so that spammers cannot use it such as "your name at yahoo dot com"
If you would like to share why you hope to win, that would be great, too, but that is optional!
It is that simple to enter!
Drawing will be held on Monday, August 29th at 4 pm Eastern time.
A winner will be selected from the entries submitted in the comments section of this giveaway post. Winner will be selected via Random.Org
Winner will be posted on this post on Monday and will be notified by email.