Summer Intensives

GRADE SPECIFIC TEACHER PREPARATION

These Intensives emphasize the anthroposophical foundations of the curriculum, Grades 1-8. June/July. 9:30-12:30 for three sequential days. 

Summer 2023: Grade 2 Preparation: June 19-21; Grade 8 Preparation: June 25-27.

Day One: Grade Specific Child Development based on Rudolf Steiner’s indications.

Day Two: Curriculum Indications through the lens of anthroposophy, based on 45 years of teaching and research.

Day Three: Language Arts. Practical Aspects of Class Life: morning warm-up routines, homework, special projects, students’ oral and written reports, class trips, plays, parent meetings, assemblies, social life, birthdays, teachers’ reports, and whatever else comes up.

“As a Waldorf teacher, I strive to bring just what the students need at the right time and Dorit’s course did the same for me as a teacher, bringing me just what I needed to prepare for my first Eighth grade class–practical guidance based directly on this stage of child development.” ~ Aparajita, Berkeley Rose Waldorf School, July, 2021

“I really appreciated the anthroposophical lens through which we looked at the bigger picture of where the 5th grader is and what’s in store in terms of their continued development through the upper grades.  Your overview of curriculum content was thorough and again, I value how each subject we discussed came back to acknowledging the growth of the whole child with specific indications as to how to meet individual as well as collective class community needs at this critical time of soul-life transformation.  Thank you for your insight and for providing materials and tools to help us move forward into our fifth grade year.” ~ Rochelle, Alice Birney Waldorf Methods K-8 School, Sacramento, July, 2020

“Dorit’s intensive brought the nuggets of anthroposophical inspiration and understanding of the fifth grader within the arc of the Waldorf curriculum that I needed to get started on my summer planning.” ~ Evangeline, Berkeley Rose Waldorf School, July, 2020

“I have had the privilege of attending Dorit’s summer intensives over the past three years. When it comes to preparing for the year ahead, nothing compares to the three days with Dorit. I leave with a sack full of essential golden nuggets that I gratefully pull out throughout my year of teaching. Not only does my class benefit from what I gain during the intensive, my own connection with anthroposophy and its relationship to the curriculum and child development deepens in ways that help me sustain my love for this job.” Mia, Marin Waldorf School, June, 2020 

“Dorit’s course was potent, practical and thorough. I came away not only with a well-curated, relevant set of resources to give me a solid foundation in the content of next year’s 8th grade curriculum, but also with a renewed sense for where my students are in their development. Dorit shared her teaching experience and curriculum knowledge in depth, giving inspiration to fuel me in my work.” Elisa, Berkeley Rose Waldorf School, June, 2020