A personal organization and lesson planning course for Waldorf Teachers
When I became a Waldorf Teacher, all my enthusiasm for teaching and love for the students didn't prevent me from running into difficulties like long hours of evening prep work and endless weekend planning sessions. After my first year, I was exhausted and I vowed to improve my planning and preparation abilities. I was determined to succeed. Taking advice from seasoned teachers, I was able to find 5 essential tools for my personal organizational success. In this course, I will share my secrets to help you plan efficiently, document your students' progress, and prepare for the end of the year report with grace and ease. Take your lesson plans, personal organization and teaching to the next level!
The 5 Tools For Planning Success is an online course created to support you with your organization and lesson planning. The course offers loads of practical advice for preparing for your new school year.
Planning for the whole year can be so overwhelming. There are so many details to consider. When you follow the steps of this course, you enter into the process with ease. We start broadly, looking at the whole year and with each video lesson we can step deeper into the details of each block and each lesson.
Through a series of instructional videos, you will be led through the steps to personalize and utilize each of the 5 Tools. The course culminates with the creation of an organized Teacher's Binder that will support you every day.
Kelly Beekman, MEd, is an artist and educator working out of the impulses of Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education. With over 20 years of teaching experience, she has worked with parents and children to create opportunities to awaken what is truly human within each person. She has been a classroom teacher, mentor, workshop leader and tutor, teaching and supporting through personal interaction and online programs, focusing on storytelling and the arts.
What are the 5 Tools for Planning Success?
Let's start with the Big picture! Take time to review the upcoming year and consider how all the events in your community affect what happens in your classroom.
Sometimes you just have to look and see how much time you have in your block... How do you create rhythms and flow in your lessons over the course of 4 weeks?
The Teacher Binder help you to keep it all organized in one place. Everything has a place. Create a system that supports your new planning and record keeping processes.
This course has grown and changed so much since it was first released in the summer of 2019. Student feedback has been essential to develop the course to meet your needs.
"The 5 Tools for Planning Success is now required coursework for all Waldorf teachers. Every teacher should have an understanding of the paperwork and administration that is required to be a successful, professional teacher. "
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