I’m a bit late in joining – but I can’t resist! What a great way to make some new online friends! My first blogiversary is coming up on April 13 and I’ve been happily busy with my First Blogiversary Giveaway of $580 (over $2000 if purchased individually) worth of digital materials from Montessori Print Shop!
But this is a tradition I need to start – it just looks like so much fun! The Ultimate Blog Party is hosted by Janice and Susan at 5 Minutes for Mom. You can join, too … write a post about your blog and enter it in a linky to make lots of new blogging friends. And you can register for some awesome prizes!
Here’s some information about me and my blog:
I’m Deb Chitwood, a Montessori educator/writer and mom of two grown children. I homeschooled my kids through high school, and they both have college degrees and still have a love of learning (thanks to Montessori).
I have my Montessori certification for teaching children ages 2½-5 through the St. Nicholas Training Centre in London, now called Montessori Centre International. In addition to traditional Montessori certification, I’m certified to teach two Montessori-based religious-education programs: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Godly Play.
My bachelor’s degree from Antioch University is in Liberal Studies with my concentration in Montessori Elementary and Early Childhood Education. I received my MA in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England, with my degree work and dissertation largely focused on Montessori education. I’m also the author of a 1983 children’s book, The Magic Ring.
At Living Montessori Now, I write about Montessori education, homeschooling, and parenting in general. I love sharing my experiences and encouraging parents and teachers. I also love doing online research and enjoy sharing links to great ideas and blogs I find during my online research.
Here are some places you can find me online:
- Twitter as @DebChitwood, @RaisingSkaters, and @SpringSnowPub . Through @DebChitwood, I tweet and retweet blog posts, inspiration, and activities I find online.
- Living Montessori Now Facebook page each day. My posts are automatically imported to the Facebook page through Networked Blogs, but I also manually add posts with ideas for activities I find online. I typically add at least one activity post each day. At the Raising Figure Skaters Facebook page, I add an inspirational Quote of the Day. At the new Spring Snow Publications Facebook page, I link to a daily tip for writers.
- Living Montessori Now Community, hosted by Blog Frog, where we share all sorts of parenting and education ideas. You might also find me at the new Spring Snow Writers and Bloggers Community.
Please join me! 🙂