Podcast Episode 3
With Amanda Marie Cottrell
Ep 3, 18 April 2020
Why It’d OK to Fail with Amanda Marie Cottrell (Art Mindfulness and Creativity)
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My guest on today’s show is Amanda Marie Cottrell, a teacher, international author, artist, and entrepreneur. As an educator of young children for over 12 years, Amanda’s passion is education and creativity. She believes that everyone has creative capacities. Her mission is to empower children through their unique creative gifts. Helping children believe in themselves through connection, is the aim of her books.
Amanda began writing Children’s Books to enhance the written curriculum and the unwritten curriculum in elementary school. Through years of experience, she noticed that children need support in expressing themselves and in mindful ways.
A yoga and mindfulness enthusiast, she uses her knowledge of yoga and mindful practices to guide her stories and get kids up and moving while or to connect to themselves on a deeper level. Teaching is not just about guiding the students but also about learning along with them. Amanda believes in lifelong learning and is continuously taking courses in different areas of interest.
Amanda is a woman who wears many hats with a B.A in Political Science, B.Ed in elementary education, M.Ed specialising in creativity and technology, Reiki master, yoga for young children instructor, artist, mom, author, illustrator, and teacher. She also runs a small arts-based business teaching art workshops.
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