What inspired you to create Teacher SPAce?
I was thinking creatively about what Montessori teachers share, including lesson-planning strategies and discussions about students. Teachers enter the field because they want to make a difference in students’ lives and impact the community. However, experienced teachers oftentimes communicate very little about the bigger picture of teaching.
How do you attract teachers to its programs?
With love, enthusiasm, positive energy and face-to-face, genuine interaction.
What has been their reaction?
One teacher last week cried and said, “I wish you were my mentor when I started teaching.” This particular teacher is going to be teaching in a new setting this year, and she’s grateful to have had mentoring about teaching younger children. I see amazing things happening every day. People feel like they can make a difference.