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Spring Learning Institute 2018

Working Out Of The Principles Of Public Waldorf Education for K-8 Educators

The Tomorrow River Community Charter School (TRCCS) in partnership with Transformation Teaching is offering a Spring institute working out of the principles of the Public Waldorf curriculum. This is part of a 4 year educational program. To learn more please call the TRCCS office at 715-346-2730 or email info@trccs.org.

April 20th, 21st and 22nd at TRCCS

Friday: 3:30 to 7 pm (potluck), Saturday: 9 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday: 9 am to noon

Tuition: $250


Course Description: 

This long weekend intensive class features an in-depth study of Arthur Zajonc’s book “Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry: When Knowing Becomes Love”. Students will learn about contemplative practices that support the life of a teacher. The class will look at works of educators who bring the sacred back into adult education. Students will have the opportunity to experience some of the practices and will participate in discussions. Eurythmy will support the lectures, readings, and discussions.

Instructor – Mary Ruud

has worked in schools and with teachers for nearly 40 years. She taught in public and private Waldorf schools and worked with homeschool children. Mary has taught eurythmy to all ages and has worked with eurythmy therapy with several anthroposophical doctors. Mary was President of the Association for Therapeutic Eurythmy in North American and she has presented at the World Therapeutic Eurythmy conference in Dornach, Switzerland. Mary loves working with and supporting teachers in this important work with young people. She is currently on the board of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.

What is the Waldorf Approach to Education?

  • Awaken imagination and wonder
  • Enliven and expand the breadth of student learning, bringing joy into the classroom
  • Address the developmental needs of all children, through integrated, art-filled learning
  • Use creativity in the classroom while nurturing emotional intelligences, kindness and responsibility through character building activities
  • Benefit students of a variety of backgrounds with an experiential and integrated approach
  • Strengthen literacy and numeracy with innovative and practical pedagogical methods
  • Protect childhood by creating a healthy and nurturing environment and using developmentally appropriate teaching methods.
  • Energize a love of learning
  • Teach through the arts, including drawing, painting, poetry, drama, storytelling & movement.

Cancellations: Substitutions can be made at any time, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee.