Meet an innovative, progressive math enrichment and
natural sciences mentor and teacher.
Join us for a yearlong MathArt
and natural science online learning journey
for ages 10 and up.
I’m passionate about participating in the alternative education movement. I LOVE helping parents transition from being chained to a curriculum to liberating themselves and their learners to follow their child's learning curiosities. I'm thrilled to share the natural world with youth and show them how to make fun and creative learning connections with nature. My hope is our online community will fall in love with the natural world. As Jacques Cousteau said, “People protect what they love.”
Since I was a child, I taught myself to make connections between school subjects and the natural world. At the tender age of 8, I had an incredible creative moment that foreshadowed my future education methods. As a child, with my paper, scissors, tape, a pencil and crayons in hand, I proceeded to make tiny booklets combining elementary math problems decorated with pictures I drew of marine life I had read about at my grandparents house. In just a few minutes, I developed my first child self-directed math/science living books combining my study of marine life with the core subject I was learning and struggling with in school – math. I have preserved and kept those little booklets through all the transitions of my life to this day.
My love for learning about the natural world was cultivated and inspired by my aunt Amy and uncle Tommy. As a girl, they often took me on numerous hikes through forests and adventures to pristine creeks, lakes looking at, appreciating and connecting with the natural world. Their investment in my life planted a seed nurturing a deep love, passion and appreciation for personally connecting with studying and mentoring about the natural world to this day.
In my NatureGlo's eScience self-paced online classes, I teach my students to be guided by their own learning curiosity and select projects and activities they can create based on their favorite topic per subject. This kind of self-directed education liberty has given birth to many remarkable, creative student projects.
For most home and school educators, finding the time to create thematic unit studies from scratch is both time consuming and challenging. Many educators get burnt out or give up turning to boxed curriculum. While I loved combining my love of nature with maths as a child, throughout grade school and college, I hated mainstream math education’s disconnection with the real world. I lost interest in math altogether. It wasn’t until my early 20’s when I discovered that numbers and nature truly are interconnected. I immediately became enthralled with studying these connections. In 2003, I began creating my MathArt course for my students which shows the real life interconnected relationships there are between math, science, art, history and literature.
My online science classes are geared for students who love the plant and animal kingdom, want to learn more about them while helping parents meet state requirements across the core subjects. MathArt, while not a full math curriculum, can be supplementary or a total unschool solution. It will show your learner what’s missing in most math curriculum – inspired real life connections!
I offer over 25 online video courses for children interested in MathArt and the natural sciences. MathArt is a study that introduces learners to the connections there are with math, nature, history, geography, art and more.
Join us for NatureGlo's 1-year self-paced
math and science online learning adventure!
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