Consult with Carmen
Let me help you bring flow into your home..
Dear Parents, Principles, School Founders,and Educators,
My passion is to assist educators and parents with my experience, tools, and know-how, and help establish long-lasting, thriving learning places. As a former teacher and educational director of two innovative schools, I intimately understand the challenges of offering play-based, flow-friendly environments. I am convinced of the outstanding benefits of empowering children to learn in their individual ways, so long as educators provide basic guidelines for the young learners, such as healthy boundaries, socio-emotional support, and thoroughly prepared hands-on learning environments.
I offer advice and workshops to directors, principles, educators, teachers and parents of a school community. (Please refer to my resource page to find various parenting consultants.)
Please use the contact form to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Consultation Packages for Schools:
Introduction to the New Learning Culture (NLC) school model
The NLC school model is a synthesis of best practices in child-centered education that will allow you to successfully offer child-led learning. The more freedom teachers allow at their school, the more they need to be clear about structure and boundaries. This package will help your team of teachers define structure and boundaries within which learners and educators feel safe and inspired to play, teach, and learn in a state of flow.
Design of child-led learning environments
Together we prepare your classrooms as hands-on learning environments for preschool or elementary math, language, foreign languages, arts and crafts, educational play, pretend play, movement, and practical skills development.
Providing hands-on learning materials
Learn how to offer and use hands-on learning materials from Montessori, Froebel, Steiner, Rebeca Wild, and other innovative educators so that you can use them in your preschool and grade school environments.
Setting healthy boundaries effectively
Once teachers are clear about boundaries, they can create opportunities for teaching social skills by communicating boundaries efficiently and respectfully. Explore the many alternatives to punishment and reward methods.
Using NLC non-invasive teaching methods
Explore a variety of NLC non-invasive teaching methods based on Maria Montessori, Rebeca Wild, and other educators to provide individual and small group lessons.
Strengthening team skills
Enhance team collaboration and communication skills through play, empathy, and increased awareness of the inner child in everyone.
Introducing parents to the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of child-led education
I offer an introductory talk and Q/A for your parent community to create a deeper understanding of child development and children’s natural ways of learning.
Co-creating or rewriting your school’s mission statement
I help with the creation or revision of your mission statement to include essential information about child-led learning, non-invasive teaching, and child-friendly academics.
I consider it an honor to advise and help you with your school’s mission. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a free phone call to discuss your school’s needs, and how I can help you meet them.
P.S.: You can learn more about my consulting work at https://newlearningculture.com/