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Member Teacher Support
What Story Props Should I Use?
Member Question: Do you have a list of story props for the stories in the preschool and kindergarten curriculum? Answer from Kristie Burns: We encourage creativity with the props and don’t want to limit parents or teachers to certain props they would then be required to purchase. We also find that each teacher/parent remembers the story […]
Organizing with Head, Heart & Hands
Every Wednesday our members get to ask Waldorf teacher Diane Power questions about their homeschooling experience, Waldorf education and more. These Q & A sessions are posted on the member blog every week so you have access to all the past Q & A sessions. Become a member of Earthschooling to get your questions answered […]
How Do I Move on from Kindergarten Stories with Props?
Question from John and Karen: Right now all my stories for my pre/K child are done with figures and props. When it comes to 1st grade are main lesson stories only told using chalkboard drawings or can puppetry type storytelling still be used? Reply from Waldorf Teacher Diane Power: To tell stories in the grades, it becomes […]
How Do I Teach Subjects I Find Boring?
Question from Member: Boring Subjects What can I do about subjects/activities I find dull, boring, or just lame? We all have things we like and dislike. – Angil Reply from Waldorf Teacher, Diane Power I totally agree! Be creative! Perhaps there is another way to bring the subject matter. If it’s the subject itself that is […]
The Three-Day Rhythm
As we have described in Waldorf 101 there are many rhythms to Waldorf education that the teacher/parent must be aware of. We have already discussed the rhythm of breathing in and breathing out. We have also discussed the rhythm of balancing the head, heart and hands. A sample day balancing the head-heart and hands might look […]