A Handbook for Steiner-Waldorf Class Teachers

A Handbook for Steiner-Waldorf Class Teachers

by Kevin Avison

Paperback(3rd Revised ed.)

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This popular book is a useful and practical resource for Steiner-Waldorf teachers, with detailed tips, tools and checklists for teaching Classes One to Eight. Avison's warm and witty advice provides a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate handbook for creative classroom activities and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782502494
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Edition description: 3rd Revised ed.
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kevin Avison has been a teacher in both state and Steiner schools. He is an executive officer to the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship. He lives in Stourbridge, England and has two grown up children who were educated in Waldorf schools.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part I Practical Considerations

1 The imponderables 11

2 School readiness 16

3 Preparing for your class 21

4 Setting aims and objectives for Class One 30

5 Recording and self-evaluation 33

6 Checklists for Classes One to Three 35

7 Imitation 39

8 Observation 41

9 Movement skills for Classes One to Four 42

10 Classes Four and Five checklists 44

11 Classes Six and Seven checklists 48

Part II The Curriculum

12 Planning ahead 53

13 Class One curriculum and basic skills 57

14 Class Two curriculum and basic skills 60

15 Class Three curriculum and basic skills 63

16 A selection of lessons from the curriculum for Classes Four to Eight 67

17 Morning Lessons in theory 75

18 Parent and teacher: enthusiasm for education! 85

19 Of meetings and learnings 88


A Movement skills 93

B Indicators of possible special learning needs 95

C An interpretive device 100

D A possible foundation script 105

E Number orientation 106

F Self-evaluation form 107

G Planners and record sheets 113

H Record keeping for individual children 119

I When nothing seems to be working 136

J Care for your voice, your most precious resource! 138

K How are your children sitting? 140

L An aid to note-taking 142

M Turning principles into practice 144

X How to make it difficult for anyone else to teach your class! 146

Further reading 149

Endnotes 151

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