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Storytelling through the Grades: Supporting a Healthy Social Life in the Classroom

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nancy MellonSummer Series 2016 course with instructor Nancy Mellon (Healing Story)

Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschooling parents

Storytelling is used extensively throughout the Waldorf grades to convey curriculum content. But how can teachers also use this tool to address the social life of the classroom? This course, led by a longtime storyteller and Waldorf consultant, draws upon the grades 1-8 curriculum to explore the use of storytelling in supporting the developmental needs of school-aged children and the social fabric of the class. Participants will be guided in how to create their own stories to address a broad variety of social issues and themes.

In this course, you will:

  • Discover how the process of telling stories can artfully address and transform a myriad of social challenges in and around the classroom
  • Learn how to adapt stories from across the Waldorf curriculum
  • Explore how to develop imagination and intuition, and use personal anecdotes, in creating stories that confidently support a healthy social life
  • Practice skills of the dynamic storyteller for storytelling that meets the moment

NOTE: This course is taught with the expectation that you have a background in Waldorf Education. 

(Should you wish to further expand your storytelling experience with Nancy Mellon, you may choose to register also for Storytelling as Antidote for the Digital Dilemma, our 2-day workshop held immediately following your course.)

 

Instructor

Nancy Mellon for websiteNancy Mellon, MA, is an elder in the global storytelling renaissance. A psychotherapist, mentor, and author (Storytelling with ChildrenStorytelling and the Art of Imagination, Body Eloquence), for thirty years she has awakened the goodness, truth, and beauty of the spoken and written word. Nancy teaches widely in the US and abroad, following the path of storytelling deep into the physiological processes of the human body and pioneering new awareness of the relationship between language, imagination, and well-being. She has been connected with the Waldorf movement since 1976. To learn more about Nancy and her work, visit her website, www.healingstory.com.How can the fine arts support the development of the early adolescent? What are the expectations and requirements of the arts in the middle school curriculum? How can teachers develop the skills necessary to support their students and fulfill their need for beautiful, meaningful artistic experiences?

Students who took a storytelling course with Nancy in summer 2015 had this to say:

~ The quality of this course was outstanding…superb!

~ I felt inspired by Nancy’s presence, generosity, and intelligent heart.

~ The course was very experiential, offering daily opportunities for both group and personal story-crafting. Nancy’s insights and lifelong study of storytelling guided our direction skillfully.

~ Nancy brought true human warmth and wisdom to our circle.

~ Nancy’s (lessons) were well-planned and thoughtful. Her insights into our soul life and the soul life of the children is what is most needed today and now.

~ This class was life-changing for me.

~ It was all so excellent.

 

Your course also includes singing with Patti Regan of Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (MA).

 

Course Schedule
Sunday: Optional campus tour 5:30-6pm; Registration 6-7pm; First class 7-9pm

Monday-Wednesday: Classes begin each day between 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm, with times for break and lunch. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Community-wide evening events are offered weekly.

 

Course Fee
$480 (includes all materials and non-refundable $45 registration fee). Discounts are available. See Summer Series page for details.

Register

Questions?
Contact Amina Phelps, Admissions & Summer Series Coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20.

Sunbridge Institute reserves the right to cancel any offering at any time. If Sunbridge cancels, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels, he or she will receive a full refund less the non-refundable registration fee.  Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
Phone:
845-425-0055

Details

Start:
Sunday, July 17, 2016
End:
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
Phone:
845-425-0055