Sharlena Barrow

ShillerLearning: Montessori at Home

Rogers, AR

Sharlena Barrow is a parent advocate and former special education teacher who presently works in higher education and resides in the Greater Washington DC Area. Wanting to better advocate for her children, one gifted and one diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Barrow pursued graduate studies in Curriculum and Instruction-Learning Disability, Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). After teaching students on the spectrum and obtaining graduate work in ABA, Sharlena gained the knowledge and experience she needed to support her younger son and families in need of advocacy.

Her holistic and individualized approach to learning has contributed to her success in managing her kid entrepreneur son’s business, JJ Kids Presents. One of Sharlena’s most memorable teaching experiences was having the opportunity to teach kids about entrepreneurship. She notes that “not only do you teach all content areas through entrepreneurship, you simultaneously teach critical life skills using a multisensory approach.”

Sharlena’s professional background includes homeschool consulting and holistic health and wellness coaching. Her teaching experience also includes teaching students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, learning differences, attention deficit disorders, as well as speech and language impairments.

 Sharlena Barrow

Workshops from Sharlena Barrow ( may vary by event location )


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Homeschool Math

Are you just starting to homeschool and want to make sure your child actually 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!

How to Help Your Child Fall in Love with Reading, Writing, and Grammar

Language development is a key part of Montessori 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 is easier than ever to bring this proven method into your homeschool! Discover the secrets of the movable alphabet, sensory tracing, hands on grammar symbols, and more. These Montessori materials will leave your child asking for more.