6th Grade Subjects
Class Plays and More!
How to Lead a Successful Class Play in 1st-8th GradesDownload PDF
Interviewing for a Teaching Position: A Few Ideas to Consider
Over the past 20 years, I have been on all three sides of this issue: as a teaching candidate, who once interviewed for a teaching position, as a member of numerous school hiring committees (who did the interviewing) and as a teacher educator who counsels program graduates on the interview process. Though a teacher candidate will spend most of his/her initial interview answering the interview team’s questions, there will be a chance for the interviewee to quiz representatives of the school. Written primarily for the candidate, this article lays out questions that one might consider asking an interviewing faculty. However, faculties might find it helpful to read so that they have the opportunity to prepare the answers to these questions in advance of the interview.
Interview GuidanceDownload PDF
Field Trip Guidelines (things to think about in your preparation)
I have been planning and taking children on field trips for over 20 years and have found that a trip’s success is due in large part to the advanced planning and organization that I put into it. I hope the following ideas and thoughts will be helpful to you as you look towards your next outing.
Field Trip GuidelinesDownload PDF
Chaperone GuidelinesDownload PDF
Field Trip Food SurveyDownload PDF
Basic Packing List for Field TripsDownload PDF
Successful Classroom Management
In the lower grades, the students look to their teacher as their role model. If a teacher develops a warm and respectful relationship with his/her students, the students will want to do their best for that teacher. These articles will help you develop guidelines that will help you develop a healthy learning environment in your classroom.
Successful Classroom Management OutlineDownload PDF
Seven Suggestions for TeachersDownload PDF
Creating Healthy Class DynamicsDownload PDF
Teachers Impact on Student LearningDownload PDF
Positive Discipline Approach and Effective Classroom LeadershipDownload PDF
Planning and Presenting a Main Lesson
Forming Your Main Lesson Rhythm
Steiner tells us in the Study of Man, that paying attention to a healthy rhythm or breathing in our lessons is very important. How do you go about planning your Main Lesson daily rhythm so it incorporates movement, various artistic elements, skills practice, lesson review, new learning, bookwork and story- all in two hours? This article addresses the value of each of these aspects and gives you a number of things to consider when crafting your overall daily rhythm.Download PDF
Thoughts on Reviewing a Main Lesson Story
When determining your approach to review, ask yourself, “What was the major theme of yesterday’s story? What were the major images, concepts and facts of the presentation?” This article gives ideas on how to be creative and effective with this part of the daily lesson. Though the major emphasis is on story or biography reviews, there is a section at the end on reviewing non-story lessons- such as anatomy.Download PDF
Successful Classroom Management
In the lower grades, the students look to their teacher as their role model. If a teacher develops a warm and respectful relationship with his/her students, the students will want to do their best for that teacher. This article lists 27 guidelines that will help you develop a healthy learning environment in your classroom.Download PDF
The Use of the Blackboard in a Waldorf Classroom
The blackboard has many uses in a Waldorf classroom - this short but sweet article outlines these uses- First and Second grade teachers should check out use # 5!Download PDF