Connect Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit Within
Open Hearts and Minds!
Join those who hear the call to become a Transformational Agent.
I have devoted my life towards understanding education of the Whole Human Being and perfecting my pedagogy. In my passion to connect mind and body, I have a BA in Psychology and an MA in Dance Education from UCLA. Through years of performance and teaching in Arts Education, I came to discover the wonder of the world of Montessori. Now certified with an AZ Teaching Credential and Montessori Credentials in both Primary and Elementary ages, I've become a passionate advocate for the hands-on learning, whole child approach and peace education that are central to this path. Nurturing the Light Within, developing emotional intelligence, and connecting children to their own wonder in the immensity of our cosmos are gifts from the realm of Montessori that still inspire me today.
Fortified with the love and success from the realm of my Montessori experience, I'm expanding my vision to the global educational community.
I have been fortunate enough to travel in six of the seven continents on this precious pearl of a planet swirling around its axis in our creative cosmos. It is a universe that blesses us with a unique vibrancy of life in our home, the earth. In my travels upon it, I’ve marveled at the degree of peace among the connections as people generally offer a warm smile or kind word. To me, it is evident that people want to feel friendly towards one another. I believe firmly that education needs to nurture this human connection for it is the only force that guides us beyond the destructive power games of war. My life reflects the commitment to build bridges not walls. My teaching experience includes schools in the USA: Arizona, New Jersey and New York area, Mexico (Cancun), Costa Rica (Monte Verde), and Germany (Giesen).
I am an advocate for uniting the people of this planet in a peaceful vibration of appreciation for one another. Educating through the doorway of Montessori's philosophy of Peace education is a perfect fit. Children are the perfect starting place!
Who I am
Loving Partner and Mother, Inspired Educator, Concerned Global Citizen
Weaving Mind/Body/Emotions/Spirit personally and professionally. Life Long Learner and Life-Long Educator
Still active as an elementary teacher today, I have over 20 years of teaching experience integrating mind/body/spirit within education. Member of ASCD: Professional Learning & Community for Educators, The Montessori Foundation. Budding entrepreneur, this website offers a place to develop my technological skill while reaching out to connect with those of like mind. I am fortunate to work at schools that are models of Educational Transformation, like Modern Academy Cancun and San Tan Montessori school. I am empowered with new ideas and uplifting community. Each year, I continue my research, attend cutting edge webinars and conferences to understand teaching trends and assure my capacity to offer relevance to my community.
Who We Are:
This website cultivates community within those who hear and respond to the call to Transform Education. Actively moving it from dry models of transmitting information, this community embraces the potentially dynamic power within the Educational realm to shape both minds and hearts, empowering active agents of meaningful change. If you have found your way to this page, perhaps it is because you also feel the call towards becoming a Global Change Agent. On these pages you are invited to contribute articles, share experiences, receive free perks and participate in forums of discussion to share that which is working to create Transformed Education.
Mission statements – Empowering all stake holders in the educational process to step beyond the concept of transmitting information from the teacher to student. In its place, valuing that which the student is already bringing to the picture, working from questions rather than answers, cultivate creativity and develop presentation skills for effective sharing, connect to our soulful selves—heart, mind, body and spirit to prepare pathways of purpose throughout life.
A hopeful tomorrow: Energized, Creative Individuals of all ages and races cultivating their unique set of talents and perspective, empowered to share in the context of community to resolve pressing issues of today. Inspired educators elevating students/ Inspired students elevating educators.
You and Me
Your free Intro session offers an entrance point to speak with the founder of this organization, Jill Bittinger, t look at your goals as an educator, administrator, or parent who is concerned with the state of our world and what you can do about it.
During the initial session, we outline Five Simple Steps you can take to start right away playing a bigger role towards empowering the kind of world you would like to see.
As you progress along the path, you decide how deep you're going to go into the journey of becoming a Change Agent. Tools are provided to empower you from your particular perspective. Community is Building. Leadership is needed on all levels. Within this journey, you are invited to find the Leader within you.
Book Series in progress.
Chandler, Arizona, United States
A call for change
The Leading Thinkers on the forefront of this movement are calling for us to consider what becomes possible from the digital revolution. Built upon the understanding that the old models of education are obsolete, they invite reflection on our unique human capacities:
A request to the educational sector to rethink the educational systems, asking what the education should look like in this hyper connected world.
Tom Chi, speaking for Mind Valley's A-Fest offers a powerful presence envisioning the science of a connected world. Mind Valley invites us to be life-long learners and honor our interconnection with one another... "believing from a spiritual or religious perspective is no longer necessary. It’s been proven by modern day science: all of us are connected, and none of us is dispensable. ...we don’t need mysticism or faith anymore to envision a unified world." Vishen Lakhiani
Understanding that the speed of technology is becoming a complete game changer.
The presence of Artificial Intelligence is a new point of reality that must be considered. Computers are developing languages with each other that even the developers are not able to figure out.
How do we wrestle with this impending presence?
We can see that preparing students for digital technology is essential.
But it is more than just learning about the most recent popular learning app, or coding. There is a deeper calling.
Befriending our inherent sacred nature, from the scientific perspective, is a starting place! This view values each one of us as carriers of unique gifts that make up the amazing tapestry of humanity as it is uniquely expressed upon our particular planet earth. Tapping into the cosmic vision is what is called for, while still cultivating the unique gifts within each individual.
These pages link to the Facebook group to encourage conversation in present time.