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A Waldorf Journey is a blog and podcast started by a trained and experienced Waldorf teacher who is passionate about sharing what she has learned on the journey. Stay tuned for interviews, resource recommendations, tips and suggestions for making your Waldorf journey an incredible, life-giving experience.

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A Waldorf Journey is a blog and podcast started by a trained and experienced Waldorf teacher who is passionate about sharing what she has learned on the journey. Stay tuned for interviews, resource recommendations, tips and suggestions for making your Waldorf journey an incredible, life-giving experience.

    Heading Into Waldorf Middle School

    Heading Into Waldorf Middle School

    Register for my summer productivity course.

    My history as a middle school teacher
    How our work will change
    What we’re doing to set a solid framework
    Building Habits
    homeworkFinishing their workEngaging with our lessonsGeneral classroom behaviorBuilding a Culture of Caring
    we’re good people and we’re working togetherwe’re on the same teambuilding up an image of each individual as a caring individualbuilding an image of the class as a whole being caringbuilding a reputation for them to live up toHow Middle School Will Change Things
    less focus on me as the teacher/authority; much more social with each otherfocus on the contentlooking out at the world togethercontrast the morning versesLinks
    My substack newsletter
    Teaching Children to Care
    Facebook group
    Buy me a cup of coffee
    Send me an email.

    • 48 min
    Growth Mindset Series, February

    Growth Mindset Series, February

    Join me as I make my way through The Growth Mindset Coach — a month-by-month guide for teachers. Each month I’ll record an episode about it and I’d love to hear what you think!

    In this episode . . . 
    Audible (affiliate link)my curriculum guidesThe Growth Mindset Coach by Annie Brock and Heather HundleyMindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol DweckOutliers by Malcolm GladwellGrit by Angela DuckworthTARGET from Carol Ames
    TaskAuthorityRecognitionGroupingEvaluationTime

    • 37 min
    Growth Mindset Series, January

    Growth Mindset Series, January

    Join me as I make my way through The Growth Mindset Coach -- a month-by-month guide for teachers. Each month I'll record an episode about it and I'd love to hear what you think!

    In this episode . . . 
    Skillshare (my affiliate link)my curriculum guidesThe Growth Mindset Coach by Annie Brock and Heather HundleyMindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol DweckTeacher feedback stems
    I noticed howLook at how much progress you've made onI see a difference in this work compared withI admire how hard you have worked onI can see you really enjoyed learningCould it make a difference if youhave you considered trying a different strategy toYou're on the right track here and might considerOne awesome thing about your work isI really like the way youOne thing that helps me isThis could improve ifMy favorite part of this wasI noticed that

    • 28 min
    January 2021 Update

    January 2021 Update

    Promos
    Audible -- Get your free trial by hitting my link.
    Skillshare -- I'm loving Skillshare. Free 14 day trial with my link.
    My curriculum guides -- I've got a guide that will help you teach and give you just the amount of help that you need.

    Things I Talked About This Week
    My biostructure and systems in the classroommentorship and evaluationmy Practical Art of the Waldorf Classroom coursethe importance of the social-emotional curriculumskill-building vs. imaginative contentkeeping Waldorf teaching inspiring

    • 44 min
    5 Things That Made Me Happy in 2020

    5 Things That Made Me Happy in 2020

    Promos
    Audible -- Get your free trial by hitting my link.
    Skillshare -- I'm loving Skillshare. Free 14 day trial with my link.
    My curriculum guides -- I've got a guide that will help you teach and give you just the amount of help that you need.

    Content
    Things that made me happy in 2020.
    Creating and Enjoying a Life I LoveBeing ProductiveAtomic HabitsChangeNew IdeasStuff Mentioned
    NotionTodoistGoogle ClassroomSuperhumanAtomic Habits

    • 35 min
    My Waldorf Distance Learning Set-Up

    My Waldorf Distance Learning Set-Up

    Home Resource Guide
    This free Waldorf-at-Home Resource guide goes through 4 of those basic ideas that can help you create a harmonious Waldorf home, and maybe even realize that you're doing a pretty good job of getting there already.
    To get this free guide, just go to awaldorfjourney.com/homeguide and I'll send you the free pdf.

    Holiday Gift Guides
    To see my Waldorf art gift guide, which gives indications for art supplies that will be useful throughout the grades, just head to www.awaldorfjourney.com/artsupplies.
    And to find a list of recommended books, head to www.awaldorfjourney.com/giftbooks
    Devices
    MacBook Proexternal monitor2 webcamsApple trackpadVarmilo mechanical keyboardiPad and pencilHP printer/scannerFurniture
    standing desk from Fully — whiteboardhand-me-down chair — next on my list to upgradearm for camerathe chair I want to geta standing stool possibilitySoftware
    ZoomGoogle ClassroomNotionRoutines
    sharing my desk — main lesson pages and dictationcorrecting drafts on the iPadbreakout roomschat, virtual backgrounds, profile photos, etc.

    • 50 min

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