Antoinette LaGrossa

Veteran homeschool mom of five children (now ages 11 to 3 adults), Antoinette LaGrossa has been homeschooling since 2001. Having experienced her son’s frustration with multiple math programs, Antoinette knows first-hand the struggle and frustration that can come with teaching math. Thankfully, everything changed in 2004 when her family tried ShillerMath Kit I. Amazed by the success and enjoyment the Montessori-based, multi-sensory teaching brings to students of all abilities, Antoinette joined the ShillerLearning team. She is passionate about helping home educators and schools – sharing hands-on learning tips, encouragement, and tips from the practical experience of having homeschooled five very different children (no cookie-cutter molds here) for almost two decades. Antoinette speaks at conventions across the country and is host of ShillerLearning’s [email protected]

Workshops from Antoinette LaGrossa (may vary by event location)

5 Tips to Help Your Child Become a Writer

Writing is an integral part of a child’s education. Let’s face it though – not everyone is a ‘born storyteller’. ShillerLearning Language Arts Kits A and B cultivate the skills of storytelling and writing for pre-k through 4th grades. Join Antoinette for ideas and encouragement to help your child blossom into a writer.

Encouragement, Language Arts, Writing

How to Help Your Child Fall in Love with Reading, Writing, and Grammar</h4 Language development is key to your child's education. Learning to read, often quite early, draws many parents to the Montessori method. The multi-sensory approach is also a powerful support for learners with special needs. Now it's easier than ever to bring this proven method into your home! Discover the secrets of the movable alphabet, sensory tracing, hands-on grammar, and more. These Montessori materials will have your preschool to 4th gr. child asking for more.
Encouragement, Language Arts, Writing

Six Magic Phrases That Will Transform Your Homeschool: Overlooked Strategies and Tactics That Will Have You Say, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

Did you know that the way you phrase things can change your child’s whole outlook on the day? Use Montessori’s powerful techniques to make the most of both verbal and nonverbal communication with your child. Set the stage for your child to become a principled, self-directed learner who takes ownership of their actions and decisions, making the homeschool environment more enjoyable for the whole family.

Encouragement, Language Arts, Math

How to Avoid the 5 Mistakes Most People Make when Teaching Math to 3 to 13 yo’s

Are you just starting to homeschool and want to make sure your child enjoys math? Seeing math frustration in your older child and want to change course? These tips can help you dodge mistakes most people unwittingly make when teaching math and put you on the path to true math understanding and success with easy-to-implement techniques. Create an environment for your child to learn – and love – math!

Encouragement, Math

Overcoming Middle School Blues: Why Your Children Are Failing at Math and How to Turn Them Around

Does your middle school child struggle with math? Are you both dreading math time? Multi-sensory tips and Socratic questioning will help your struggling learner have a new outlook on math and overcome the middle school blues!

Encouragement, Math