How to Teach Form Drawing

The Video, “Introduction to Form Drawing” is a visual tutorial by Diane Power that takes you on a journey from the very first steps of form drawing to form drawing in the upper grades. This video offers you the meaning behind the forms, lesson ideas, visuals on how exactly to draw the forms and tips on how to draw some of the more difficult forms. This video comes with a 23-page e-book, “Form Drawing Basics”.

In the video Diane Power talks about how form drawing is the first steps of geometry, how to progress into using more colors in form drawing, & what your very first form drawing lesson will be on the first day of first grade. She will also cover:

PART ONE
*How to create the basic line
*How to create the curved line
*Activities to do before drawing the forms
*The meaning behind the forms
*Connection between geography and form drawing
*Developing small motor skills
*Specific types of crayons & pencils to use
*Length of time to spend on forms & form drawing lessons
*Form drawing with right & left hands
*Body posture in form drawing
*What finished work looks like
*Form drawing off the paper

PART TWO
*Spirals and their creation
*Practice forms
*Form drawing mistakes
*Moods and form drawing
*Form drawing as a transition activity
*Verses & advanced activities for spiral forms
*Stories & form drawing
*Planning the entire form drawing lesson
*Music cues and the form drawing lesson
*Form drawing as a precursor to cursive
*Mirrored forms
*How form drawing helps with writing & penmanship
*How much can the teacher help?

PART THREE
*How form drawing relates to the themes of the grade
*How to create metamorphic forms
*Different stroke methods
*Metamorphosis of a circle
*Third grade forms & balance
*Development of body orientation, body geography, inner visualization and observation
*How to present the forms as a teacher
*Shares notes of wisdom from her own teacher training that her teacher shared with her

Price: $15.00

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How to Create Main Lesson Books

“I just finished watching the How to Create a Main Lesson Book videos in the Teacher Support Package, and they are great! Thank you so much for providing them.” – Karen Wright, Earthschooling Member

This amazing three-part video series takes you through the creation of a main lesson book from first through eighth grade. Waldorf teacher Diane Power shares her own main lesson books and describes the teaching process that went into each one. She covers the following topics and more in this video series:

*How to choose a book & how to open it.
*Creating borders & their importance
*Pacing and the main lesson book
*Why the student creates a main lesson book
*Teaching techniques for the main lesson book
*Frequently asked questions about main lesson books
*How to fix mistakes
*How to decide if the lesson should be modeled or student created
*Teaching writing to first through third graders
*Artistic -vs- scientific drawings
*Creating more accurate maps
*Using rulers and other tools
*How much time to spend on the main lesson book
*How to decide when the lesson is “done”
*Choosing a picture from the story
*Working with multiple grades

…and so much more!

Price: $15.00

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Waldorf Storytelling Workshop

Includes: 1 PDF and 2 Videos

This 75-minute video from the Home and Hearth Conference in El Paso, TX received rave reviews from the audience and covers “The Five Stages of Storytelling”, “How to Bring a Story Alive” and “Where and When to Tell a Story”. The accompanying lesson plans are designed to get children involved in storytelling and theater. The lessons can also be used all year in the classroom, in an enrichment school or as part of a homeschooling group. Lesson plans include theater games, many plays for children, stories, how to be a story-teller and MORE!  As a bonus we have also included the short video “A Waldorf Storytelling Garden” as part of this package.

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This is some of the feedback from the audience: “I’ve used both already with my children today with great results. I even used my new storytelling skills in Sunday school at church yesterday. I had a roomful of 7-12 year olds who had been so out of control during songtime the chorister was in tears by the end. But when I re-told the story of the lost lamb and the shepherd using some of the simple techniques Kristie taught us Saturday, I had them hanging on my every word. It was so amazing.” – Rachel; “I was really impressed at how well Kristie knows her topics! She spoke without notes and initially canvassed the attendees as to what each one wanted to cover. She deftly moved through the material and answered everyone’s questions in an easy-to-follow manner! She made everything sound SO easy! …Kristie didn’t just leave us there, she carried on to explain how a beginner can work with one of the more advanced styles of storytelling if a particular story is really begging to be told!” – Kimberly B. This video is free with the Teacher Support Package (at: https://earthschooling.info/thebearthinstitute/?wpsc-product=teacher-training-complete-package) and the Lifetime/Family Package (at: https://earthschooling.info/thebearthinstitute/?wpsc-product=family-curriculum-package-previously-called-lifetime-membership).

Price: $22.50

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Three Ways to Do a Waldorf Main Lesson

Customers say; “Thank you so much for this video! It was so useful to see what a Main Lesson looks and sounds like!” – AN; “Dear Kristie, thanks so much for this video. I really can’t tell you how helpful it is to see what a Waldorf lesson should look, sound, feel like.” – BL. This hour-long video includes traditional main lesson teaching methods for the classroom as well as homeschool methods for the home or tutoring situation. The specific lessons shown are “Ancient… 

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…Cultures:Ancient Greece: G5″, “Astronomy: G6”, and “Six Divisions of a Circle:Form Drawing: G6”. However, the methods used in the form drawing portion are the same one would use for all form drawing lessons and the other lessons also use methods you would use in any Main Lesson you are giving to students in first through tenth grade. This is an essential video for any parent or teacher with a child in first through tenth grade. This video can be downloaded to your computer or Ipod and free tech support is provided if you need any help. These videos are free with the Teacher Support Package (at: https://earthschooling.info/thebearthinstitute/?wpsc-product=teacher-training-complete-package) and the Lifetime/Family Package (at: https://earthschooling.info/thebearthinstitute/?wpsc-product=family-curriculum-package-previously-called-lifetime-membership).

Price: $15.00

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Storytelling in the Upper Grades

Storytelling is an integral part of any Waldorf-inspired curriculum. In the early childhood classroom children experience the magic of stories told with small toys and play silks and enter a world of imagination. As children enter the grades they enter the world of storytelling as an adventure and inspiration through acting out stories with the teacher, dressing up and listening to fairytales, fables and more. In this video Robyn Wolfe shows you how to keep that magic alive when telling stories to children in 5th grade and up. In her demonstration she tells a story from the sixth grade Roman History block illustrating many techniques the teacher can use along the way including introduction of vocabulary, chalk drawing, facial expressions, story selection, hand gestures, voice and much more. Hone your skills as an expert storyteller with this wonderful tutorial. See a short sample below…

Storytelling in the Upper Grades – Sample

Price: $15.00

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