We offer a deep understanding of the essence of handwork and its pedagogical value within the broader Waldorf curriculum. Building on Steiner’s indications, we explore the ways in which Waldorf handwork education can honor multiple traditions in independent, public, or home-school settings.
We provide you with the resources to meet each child in a developmentally appropriate way, to succeed in your collegial work, parent education, and development of your personal inner work, helping you thrive as a handwork teacher in the long term.
This is a two year handwork teacher training program, classes will begin in January. We will meet online one weekend per month, for 3 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday, 9am - 12pm Pacific Time. Enrollment in the Handwork Teacher Training program includes the 3-day February conference, and the 5-day July conference.
In our 2 years together we will be digging deep into foundations of teaching handwork. View a list of prerequisite skills, participation expectations, and graduation requirements below.
We will work our way through grades 1-8 in Modules. Each month you will receive a selection of reading materials, patterns, project instructions, resources, and assignments to complete in your own time before we meet.
Taking Hands Around the World
Working online makes it possible to include colleagues from many countries, enriching our work to the benefit of all the children in our care. Our Handwork teacher training courses are scheduled Saturday and Sunday, one weekend a month from 9am - 12pm Pacific Time. This works for many, but not all time zones.
For additional international options click HERE.
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Exceptional, renowned guest teachers:
Betty Staley, award–winning author of many books, and co-founder of Rudolf Steiner College will be a regular guest teacher, among others.
For the February conference, additional teachers and experts will join us:
Robyn Brown, author of A Practical Guide to Curative Education, and founder of TheMulberry Center for Curative Education
Dr. Ida Obermann, executive director and founder of the Community School for Creative Education will share her practical insights onEmergency Pedagogy, developed by Bernd Ruf.
Dr. Gary Etting, O.D., FCOVD will sharpen our perception about visual challenges our handworkstudents may face.
Jodie Jean Arellano, trained handwork teacher & singer / songwriter, will guide us through singing as a tool for health, well-being, and classroom management.
And many more.....