Getting Out of Their Way:
Fostering Creativity, Imagination and Initiative in Today’s Waldorf High School Students
What does it mean to an adolescent to be creative? How can we, as teachers, make the space and mood to foster creativity? If given the chance, will our students take the initiative to let their imaginations roam and bring to life ideas never before thought?
Joan Caldarera and Jon McAlice will lead morning sessions exploring aspects of inner development, individuality and presence in adolescents. Afternoons will be focused on practices for increasing self-directed activity in the various disciplines.
It is possible that now we are called to challenge the students, provide the materials they need—and then to get out of their way as they discover the world for themselves. What would it look like in our classrooms if we were advisors, not evaluators; if our students acted as peer reviewers and “graded” each other? If failure were seen as just another possibility on the way to understanding? If teachers and students actively engaged the unknown—together?
February 17-19, 2019
Summerfield Waldorf School
Cost: $150 includes snack and lunch
For information contact Beth: [email protected]
A collaborative workshop for Waldorf teachers sponsored by:
San Francisco Waldorf School
Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm