"There is no such thing as a dominating or disobedient child...
only a disorented one."
Our task as educators and care professionals is stand within our values, warmly and firmly helping a student center themselves, assisting them to understand the implications of their actions while not blaming or shaming.... Not an easy balance, but one we need to find on a daily basis.
How a school community supports students with their social and behavioral struggles will define it just as much as its
joys and successes.
Successful relationships don't just happen,yet they are essential for collaboration among faculty and family. They underpin trust and allow creativity and growth...
Waldorf Education has a long tradition of care and support work.
We draw on this deep insight where Waldorf oriented therapy meets the everyday classroom to bring about a healing education that nurtures the child and makes our teaching sustainable.
Two Ways to Become a Part of the Waldorf Student Support Community
Social Inclusion & Restorative Discipline
There are two ways to be a part of this enriching process...
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Individuals or Small Groups
If you, or a small group of teachers in your school, feel motivated to learn more about serving social, emotional and behavioral needs but your school might not be ready as a whole to take this up, you can join with other like minded Waldorf educators from around the world in a live monthly 90 minute online video conference.
The aim of this gathering is to...
Better understand what is causing children or teens to be emotionally disoriented
Explore practical effective ways to work with a student in your care who is struggling, while keeping the rest of the class flowing
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Whole Faculty Professional Development
Each school has it's own unique biography. If your faculty and administration have come to place where you all share a recognition that furthering the schools sudent support and care capacities are needed, we can work with you to build this process.
Typically this live online and video based training is spread over three years. Kim works with the faculty and a smaller Student Support Group for a total of 12-15 hours per year.