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Miranda Altice

Montessori and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Teacher

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About Miranda

As a Montessori and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) teacher for nearly 15 years, Miranda has since created The Indigo Teacher, a blog dedicated to progressive education and providing clever perspectives in learning. Her two young daughters are often happy to be test subjects for her lessons and ideas.

Miranda earned her communications and biology degrees in 2004 and later focused her studies in Australia researching natural therapies used to treat anxiety and depression. Coming from a lineage of writers, Miranda expresses ideas, inspirations, and research through journalism. Her articles have been featured in magazines, blogs, and newsletters since 2002.

Background Information 

  • B.A., Communications and Marine Biology, Jacksonville University 
  • M.Sc., Environmental Science (Marine Biology), Southern Cross University. 

FamilyEducation Area of Expertise 

Miranda is one of FamilyEducation's contributors, focusing on articles relating to school and learning.

  • Family History and Geneaology

    Looking for answers to why your baby looks nothing like you? Our genetic experts explain the science behind how traits are passed down.

  • Family Life, Family Relationships, Family History and Geneaology

    Since holidays and special occasions like Christmas and birthdays are always around the corner, we've come up with a list of our favorite family tree gift ideas for any genealogy enthusiast.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Holidays, Christmas

    Inspired by classic Christmas movies to festive decorations and mouth-watering foods, these Elf on the Shelf names are sure to be a hit.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Being Online

    Looking for some of the latest and greatest electronic gadgets on kids' wish lists? Take a look at these electronic toys and gifts that are sure to delight your tech-loving kid.

  • Baby Names, Choosing a Name

    A name day is separate from birthdays and celebrates a day of the year associated with the given name. Here are three fun and unique ways to celebrate a name day together as a family.

  • Family Life, Divorce

    This book list has been curated by parents, teachers, and therapists to help kids process their emotions and feeling around the topic of divorce.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Books

    Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure we supply our children with literature, whether fiction or nonfiction, that helps them understand and become more compassionate to diversity and combating racism. To help you navigate through such a difficult topic, we’ve put together a list of 25 children’s books to teach kids about race and racism.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Books

    From picture books and graphic novels to fantasy and cultural immersion, these books are bestsellers, cult classics, and subtle expose’s that will leave your kids chuckling, impacted, and appreciating the value of a good book.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Holidays, Father's Day

    Tickle your family pink with the most cheesy, knee-slapping dad jokes just in time for Father's Day. We've got everything from the best puns to knock-knock jokes and more.

  • Kids, Behavior and Discipline

    While it sounds nice to maintain a desirable homeschooling schedule, the reality is proving to be difficult for most. Cut yourself some slack, take a deep breath, and save your sanity by breaking some house rules during the pandemic.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Gift Ideas

    If you're looking for a way to celebrate a rainbow baby, these rainbow baby gift ideas from Amazon are sure to exude joy and celebration, and show your love and support for the new parents.

  • Family Life, Family Relationships, Family History and Geneaology

    With the help of AncestryDNA genealogists and a genealogy expert, we break down how to read your results and understand DNA testing.

  • Family Life, Family Relationships, Family History and Geneaology

    Do you have someone in your family who is always looking to learn more about genealogy and family history? They're sure to love these eight gifts.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Holidays, Christmas

    Want to recreate the gifts from the classic Christmas carol, The 12 Days of Christmas? Here are our top budget-friendly gift ideas for adults and kids that don't involve ten lords a leaping, or a partridge in a pear tree.

  • Pregnancy, Pregnancy Health

    There's a long list of things you cannot eat, drink, or do when you're pregnant. So, can you drink kombucha while pregnant? A Nutritionist and Infant Development Expert weighs in.

  • Teens, Teen Social Development

    Are you worried about your teen's Snapchat use? This is the ultimate guide to Snapchat for parents of teens. Learn all of the Snapchat lingo and terms, how it works, and insight from real teens on how and why they use Snapchat.

  • Baby Names, Halloween

    Having a Halloween baby? Let these spooky witch and vampire names inspire you.

  • Baby Names

    In some families naming your children after parents or grandparents is a long-standing tradition. But what if you don't want to? FamilyEducation Baby Names Expert Jennifer Moss weighs in with the best way to to talk about it and what to do in this situation.

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