What are Living Lessons?
Living Lessons are not an online school. Our goal is and always has been to assist the parent/teacher in their own classroom. We also feel it is important that the parent/teacher remains involved in the lessons to stay true to the Waldorf methods. So Living Lessons are a classroom assistant for you and a way for you to become a better teacher by having another teacher lead, guide, and inspire you. Here are some ways in which you may use the Living Lessons:
1. You are homeschooling multiple ages and need a virtual teacher now and then so you can offer each of your students individual attention.
2. You are looking for a virtual classroom experience with a Waldorf teacher.
3. You need a break now and then from homeschooling full time.
4. You want to enhance your own skill set by watching other teachers present Waldorf lessons.
5. You want to join a community of other parents experiencing Living Lessons with opportunities for your kids to connect with other kids in the program.
6. You are running a business or working from home and need a virtual teacher to help you homeschool.
7. You recently moved or are experiencing health challenges that make it hard to homeschool full time.
8. You are new to homeschooling and need a boost of confidence to start off your year.
9. You are new to Waldorf education.
10. You feel overwhelmed with the prospect of homeschooling or you have been forced into homeschooling by the pandemic and are feeling lost.
Geography Block with Waldorf Teacher Mr. Andrea
Geology Lesson #1: Intro to Geology and Earth Stewardship
Geology Lesson #2: Mountains as the Children of the Earth
Geology Lesson #3: Young and Old Mountains
Geology Lesson #4: The Oldest Rock on Earth
Geology Lesson #5: Granite and Basalt
Geology Lesson #6: Basalt and the Giants Causeway
Geology Lesson #7: Layers of the Earth
Geology Lesson #8: Volcanoes
Geology Lesson #8B: How to Write Organized, Beautiful, and Descriptive Narrative Essays: Climbing the Volcano Arenal
G6: Lesson 9: Pompei Main Lesson
G6: Lesson 9B: Pompei Creative Writing
G6: Lesson 9C: Pompei – Creating a Baking Soda Volcano
6th Grade lesson #10 – Earthquakes
6th Grade lesson #11 – The Origins of Limestone
6th Grade lesson #12 – Limestone and Marble
6th Grade lesson #13 – Coal
6th Grade lesson #14 – The Work of Water
6th Grade lesson #14B – Cave Chalk Drawing
6th Grade lesson #15 – The Circulation of Water
6th Grade lesson #15B – Writing About the Imaginary Travels of Water
6th Grade Lesson #19: Biography of the Grand Canyon
6th Grade Lesson #18: Geysers
6th Grade Lesson #16: The Work of Wind
6th Grade Lesson #16B: Drawing of How Wind Convection Works
6th Grade Lesson #17: Glaciers
6th Grade Lesson #18B: Making a Homemade Geyser
Reviewing a Block: Plus Geography Quiz (+PDF)
How to Set Up Your Paint Supplies for Watercolor Painting: Grades 5 and Up
6th Grade Lesson #19B: Watercolor Portrait of the Grand Canyon
Geology Lesson #20: Reviewing a Block plus Geology Block Quiz
Your Teacher for this Block: Mr. Andrea
Mr. Andrea is one of our most popular teachers – all of our students and parents love him!
Nicholas Andrea now resides in the lush woodlands of northern Delaware with his family after spending the last six years teaching at the Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina as a grades, music, and aftercare teacher. Nicholas earned his Waldorf Elementary and Music certifications at Sunbridge Institute in Spring Valley, NY. He is passionate about the Waldorf curriculum and believes in its ability to raise capable, compassionate, and creative human beings. After the birth of their son last October, Nicholas and his partner Cassie wanted more time at home with their baby which has led Nicholas to finding Earthschooling.
Nicholas is also passionate about music, speech arts, and history. Known in other circles as “The Bard,” Nicholas’s lifelong love of music has led him to a variety of instruments including world percussion, didgeridoo, flutes of various kinds, and Irish and Scottish bagpipes. He is also a published poet, and he spends his spare time plumbing the mysteries of world history in order to understand how we got where we are and where we go from here.