As the beginning of the school year comes closer, many teachers are wondering about the 1st parent evening of the year and what they should cover. If you are new to the class, these things matter even more! Many experienced teachers recommend: [Read more…]
By the time school begins in the fall (or late summer as the case may be) Waldorf teachers spend countless hours getting the classroom ready, repainting walls, bringing in new supplies, learning new circle games and finding time for home visits. All of this preparation will be met by students, from 12 to 22 or more and even if you had them last year, forming your class through rhythms and expectations is essential every single year. [Read more…]
Some teachers new to Waldorf education have seen Form Drawing – but shy away from it. Things to know about Form Drawing:
Although it is a precursor to handwriting, it is extremely beneficial in all the grades.
- It crosses the midlines, strengthening fine motor skills, and other developmental issues.
- It slows us down in a world where we are always rushing
- It strengthens our ability to produce beauty on paper
- It can help balance the temperaments