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Montessori Secondary Bootcamp: Getting Ready for a New Year

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Whether your incoming adolescent learners are new to Montessori or new to the third plane, they need to reorient themselves for a successful year ahead. They want to know: What will it be like in Montessori Secondary and what’s expected of me? And they aren’t the only ones. Parents want to know too and need to understand how to support their young-adult’s social and academic development! Explore how to prepare as a guide to lead for a new year, how to prepare learners and parents, and how to strengthen the leadership of those learners who are returning.

According to Jocelyn Swanson, “The best part about being a Montessori secondary-level guide is the joy of helping students in their irresistible quest to discover their potential – a journey from discovery to exploration to the invention.” Her specialty is in language arts and history. As a Montessori parent, she watched her local school grow beyond its original primary level to add an elementary program. Eventually, she agreed to become Montessori secondary-certified and open a secondary program there, now thriving in the heart of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Her work in the Humanities has centered on the Socratic method of discussion, a key takeaway from her Montessori training, and a philosophy that she finds essential to feeding the curiosity and character of her learners. In addition to working with children and adolescents, now at a farm school she recently founded, she enjoys working with adult learners, serving as the Secondary-level Director for the Center for Guided Montessori Studies.

In her pre-teaching career, Jocelyn ran her own marketing business, starting out  as a writer/editor. Jocelyn has an undergraduate degree in business/communications and a Master’s degree in education. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia on a farm with her husband and children and a fun variety of animals. All of them fulfill a considerable role in Montessori Erdkinder experiences for children and adolescents in the community.

General registration, $45, one session,  please enroll here:  General Registration 

CGMS Alumni and Faculty, $35, one session,  please enroll here:  CGMS Registration


July 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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