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Advice & Mentoring

Advice & Mentoring

All our team have substantial experience in advising and appraising teachers in Steiner Waldorf Schools. Usually this takes the shape of a personal visit with observations and verbal feedback, followed by a written report with short, medium and long term recommendations.

Over many years we have worked successfully with colleagues in the majority of the UK Steiner Waldorf schools. Internationally The Modern teacher currently works with pioneering schools and teachers in India, Thailand, Kenya, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore and the Philippines, where we give courses and seminars. We also engage actively with individual colleagues there, providing mentoring and advice.

This work is informed by modern insights into professional development and peer-to-peer work and can easily be applied in hierarchical as well as flat collegiate structures.

We believe that personal professional striving and quality assurance should be inspired by the same goals and supported by transparent and reliable structures.

Workshops, Seminars and INSET days

Continual professional development is an essential aspect of any vocation. Ideas change, and people and their needs change too – or is it the other way around?

We offer courses and workshops in many areas, both practical and philosophical, to help teachers improve their understanding of the education and of human development. All courses have an element of presentation leavened with practical and artistic activities.

Most of our workshops can also be delivered online, as meetings or in a webinar format. All our professionals are skilled and experienced in delivering seminars on the Zoom platform.

Themes for Workshops

  • Rhythm and artistry in planning, teaching and learning
  • Mentoring and staff development
  • new: Working with the Steiner Waldorf National Teachers Standards
  • Geography in the Waldorf Curriculum
  • History in the Waldorf Curriculum
  • Leadership and Responsibility in a Waldorf school
  • new: Equality and Diversity
  • new: Sex Education and Gender Awareness
  • Form Drawing
  • The 7 life and learning processes
  • The 12 senses in education
  • Curriculum overview classes 1 to 12
  • Ideals and Practice of the Upper School Curriculum
  • Assessment, marking and feedback
  • From Image to imagination
  • Working with Steiner’s educational lectures
  • Rudolf Steiner’s “First Teachers Course”: an initial overview, single lectures or a comprehensive course
  • The Inner life of the teacher
  • Working with parents
  • Drama in the Class teacher years
  • Modern approaches to leadership and responsibility
  • Developing supportive collegial structures

Can’t see what you’re looking for? Get in touch – we may be able to design a course tailored for your school!

Steiner Waldorf Professionals at the 2019 Easter Conference

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