Professional Development Program PD 1-2017
MORNING CIRCLE & CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Saturday 4th March 2017, 8.30am – 1.30pm
The Morning Circle is an essential part of every Steiner classroom. Like the tuning of an instrument before playing, the Morning Circle prepares the children for the daily ‘work’ through a menu of rhythm, movement, music, physical, mental and social exercises. The atmosphere and content of the Morning Circle literally sets the tone for your class and the day ahead. Thus it becomes an important aspect of classroom management.
It is the task of every teacher to create and maintain a classroom atmosphere which is safe, harmonious, friendly, workable and creative. A good teacher will address the needs of the individual along with the needs of the social organism of a class.
With a solid background of Anthroposophic principles, Greg and Wolfgang will share their wealth of experience, resources and ‘tricks of the trade’.
Gregorio Noakes has been involved in Steiner Education for more than 30 years. He has been a class teacher for most of that period while also being involved in adult education. Since moving to Melbourne Gregorio has worked in a number of Victorian schools delivering workshops and mentoring or coaching staff. He is passionate about our education movement and merges contemporary research with best practice in Steiner Schools.
Wolfgang Maschek is a full time tutor at the MRS Seminar. He can look back at over 30 years of classroom experience and many years of actively providing teacher education, mentoring and professional development.
This PD addresses and certifies Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
APST 1.1; 1.2; 3.5; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 6.2; 6.3; 6.4