Grades Teacher Rejuvenation for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8

Jun 17, 2024—Jun 28, 2024


Marin Waldorf School, 755 Idylberry Road, San Rafael, CA 94903

Cost $400 per week

Event Contact Tiffany Lee | Email

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Creating Change! Working towards renewal through the habit life of school, classroom, and teacher.

Grades 1-5: June 17-21, 2024
Grades 6-8: June 24-28, 2024

Each year, lead presenters are invited to share insights on a theme of current relevance for teachers in Waldorf schools. In addition, the team of experienced teachers will share their knowledge with each grades track, ensuring you receive a wide range of perspectives and practical support. Over the course of the week, an understanding of the essential developmental motifs and learning intentions for each grade will be built to anchor you in your year.

This year, Warren Lee Cohen will be leading the lower grades week. Warren will help to understand the joys, perils, and successful pathways towards innovating the Waldorf curriculum and the need to bring about outer change through inner work. He will share his years of experience both as a class teacher and as a former director of the Waldorf teacher training program in Toronto, Canada.

During the upper grades week, Paolo Carini will focus on the importance of the inner attitude of the teacher towards the sciences, specifically: What is the right balance of information, enthusiasm, and practical experiences that the class teacher should aim for? The upper grades invite the class teacher to awaken and deepen their own connection to the scientific outlook and especially to build a relationship to modern science that has moved beyond a materialistic worldview. As the middle schooler is lead into a more concrete understanding of the world, s/he must be more careful in these first steps of laying the groundwork for contemporary and future understanding.

Grades Track Teachers: David French, Laurence Jaquet, Ramona Budrys, Lynn Turner, Anna Rainville, Kristine Deason, Jeff Loubet, Ken Smith

Specialist Arts Faculty: Christiaan Boele (singing), Christine Burke (speech), Monika Leitz and Karen Gallagher (eurythmy), Andrea Pronto (music, Grades 1-5)