Join us for a hands-on immersion into the activities and pedagogy of the Waldorf first grade. Discover the gesture and rhythm of the year, participate in child study discussions, and acquire much practical information. We’ll discuss approaches to teaching writing, reading, and arithmetic and will create and share morning circle activities of songs, poems, stories, and form drawings. You’ll learn how to paint with children, and will receive helpful suggestions for creating blackboard drawings. An hour each day will be devoted to teacher-facilitated discussion groups, targeted to both new and experienced teachers, on topics drawn from the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and relevant to the participants.
Instructor Gerry LoDolce is currently Extra Lesson teacher at Kimberton Waldorf School (PA), where he has been a teacher for over 30 years. During his tenure at Kimberton, Gerry took three classes from first through eighth grade and then taught various subjects including chemistry, physics, and earth science. He was a member of AWSNA’s Pedagogical Advisors Colloquium and has worked with many class teachers as a teacher, mentor, and evaluator.
Sunday: Registration begins at 5pm. Class begins at 7pm.
Monday-Thursday: Classes begin each day between 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm. Break times and time for lunch are provided. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Some courses have evening sessions, and there are evening cultural and social events offered each week.
Friday: Classes end at lunchtime.
About three weeks before your course start date, a complete schedule will be sent to you at the e-mail address you used when registering. Please register early, as enrollment is limited.
A Sunday night boxed dinner is available – by pre-order only – here.
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