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The Leap from Childhood to Adolescence

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


What happens as children make that important leap into the third plane and become young adults? How do we guide them as their focus turns from the academic to the social? How do we support the once organized sixth-year student in embracing big change? How do we provide the right learning experiences for our young adult learners as they reorient from the concrete to the abstract and avoid what would distract? Let’s tackle these questions and explore how structure, purpose, and spirit can escort that leap from childhood to adolescence!

Jocelyn Swanson, M. Ed,  co-developed the CGMS Secondary program, and now serves as the Secondary Director.  She began as many Montessorians do – as a parent. After becoming involved in her local Montessori school as a board member, she pursued Montessori training and earned her Montessori credential in Secondary I-II.  While guiding middle and high schoolers, Jocelyn established and founded an independent Montessori high school with an agriculture component.  She then designed and implemented a Secondary program centered on aquaculture and formatted it as a museum school.  Jocelyn has been training instructors in Montessori Philosophy and Methodology and the Socratic style of learning and teaching since 2010.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Education.

Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, Jocelyn enjoys horseback riding, cycling, goats, horses, chickens, and her human family.

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

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


January 13
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET
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