Basic Profile

Name:

Andrea Lulka

Organizational Title:

Montessori Teacher

City:

Toronto

State/Province:

ON

Zip/Postal Code:

M2J 1X6

Country:

Canada

Extended Profile

What do you (or organization) hope for in connection with a deep time perspective?

Understanding, connection and fulfilment of purpose.

Short description of your (or organization's) current interest/work in an deep time perspective:

At this moment, I am interested in how a sense of connection and shared support can foster healing and self-construction. In general, my interests are in education, spiritual and personal transformation, integration, and the very basic act of self-construction.

Background: Your bio if an individual, or description if an organization (Let us know who you are!):

My “official” Montessori bio:
Andrea Lulka has spent her whole life in and around Montessori, the last ten years or so more formally than the rest. She is a certified 3-6 teacher holding an MEd. in Montessori Integrative Learning, now working towards 12-18 certification. Andrea also has experience in various capacities with every age group from Toddler through to Middle School as well as with parent education and school administration. By far her toughest and proudest role in the Montessori community is that of mother to a Montessori boy.

Prior to my return to the Montessori world, I worked in various business settings, small and large, doing work that usually revolved around administration and/or customer service and support, and some years in product development. My undergraduate work was in Communication, a special field concentration of Film and Sociology. My MEd focus was on Montessori for Adolescents in today’s world.

What are you (or organization) looking for from the Network?

Opportunities to explore and play!

What do you (or organization) bring to the Network?

I bring an insider’s perspective of Montessori’s Cosmic Education, having spent my formative years in an environment that fostered systemic vision, awe and gratitude, and having watched generations of children since then, including my own, self-construct in such environments as well.

I have in-depth understanding of child development, especially in the 0-6 and 12-18 age ranges, and especially (but not limited to) the context of Montessori pedagogy.

I also have experience with dialogue online and IRL, group dynamics, facilitation and am skilled at helping people identify and meet needs – be it their own or those of people around them. I bring creativity, passion, compassion and honesty above all to everything I do.

Year became interested in a deep time evolutionary perspective:

1974 – the year I was born 😉

Originally inspired to do this work by:

I was born into this work. My first official influence, though, would have been Richard Bach, although his books are more parallel to this work, rather than directly related. My biggest influence is Maria Montessori, and those who inspired her, from Aristotle to Krishnamurti, and those who expand on her work, such as Aline Wolf.

Also inspired to do this work by:

Phil and Marsha Gang of TIES.
Anne Frank
Tara Brach
Tiffany Shlain

Call this work:

Universe Story/New Story/Journey of the Universe, Cosmic Evolution, Montessori Cosmic Education

Organizations involved with that have a Deep Time evolutionary perspective:

I have links to many Montessori organizations, but am not tied to any one in particular.

Applying a Deep Time evolutionary perspective to what fields/issues:

Education

Favorite Quote Having to do With a Deep Time Evolutionary Perspective:

“To have a vision of the cosmic plan, in which every form of life depends on directed movements which have effects beyond their conscious aim, is to understand the child’s work and be able to guide it better.”
~ Dr. Maria Montessori, ‘The Absorbent Mind’

Are you a teacher/professor?

Yes

If yes, what institution?

On medical leave

Offer programs with a deep time evolutionary perspective:

No

Educational Products/Services:

No

One line bio for display on the map and on your profile:

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank