The Learning Environment

Hello! Welcome to the Guided Learning blog.  My name is Maria. I created Guided Learning to share our creative learning space and how we follow our interests. I took this photo one morning before the kids left for school. They were each immersed in making or writing.  Given the space and time to pursue their interest, I have found that the kids learn naturally.

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Our space changes to reflect our interests.  Currently the sewing machine is out, along with modeling clay, felt, watercolors and foam board.  My 13-year-old was inspired by the show Stranger Things and used modeling clay to create the shadow monster. He likes Claytoon modeling clay and uses clay support sticks in his creations.

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I hope you enjoy getting a peek into our space and follow along as we explore materials and spend time making.

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Maria Arana

Hi, I am Maria, a mom to three wonderful kiddos. My family and I live in Phoenix, Arizona. We love the beauty of the desert southwest. I am a former primary teacher and elementary math coach. I love to encourage my children to follow their interests and passions. At Guided Learning Studio, I offer private personalized lessons and enrichment classes. Tutoring services are best for families seeking long-term educational support over a semester or school-year.

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