Monica is passionate about nurturing the love of learning and has vast experience in helping learners of all ages enjoy learning. Working locally in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area and virtually (online), all over the world, she especially enjoys helping learners who have unique talents and challenges develop their strengths and learn in ways that work for them, so they can become lifelong learners and thrive in our 21st century world.
In the traditional educational paradigm, only students with special needs are able to escape the one-size-fits-all learning approach. These students receive an Individualized Educational Plan. Monica’s experience is that all learners thrive when learning is personalized. When a learning plan
A personalized approach to learning that builds on the strengths and interests of a learner is often enough to keep the curiosity and desire to learn alive. Sometimes, however, a learner might need a more specialized approach to be able
Maria Montessori said that “play is the work of children” and children’s singer Raffi added that “young children are 100% employed, all the time.” Children are always learning, whether they thrive in traditional school settings or not. For young children
Being a parent seems to have become more complicated in the 21st century than ever before. There are so many competing ideas of what is the best way to be a parent that it can be confusing and overwhelming. Using
Thinking about “next steps” for ourselves and others can be challenging at times. There are many different transition points in a learner’s life, from: – The beginning of our educational journey (what is the best educational setting for your wee
Monica Kmetz Cochran, M.Ed.
Learning Without Borders LLC