Am currently mentoring the start into class 1- eight children, five multiply handicapped, three in wheelchairs and several carers to accompany them. How to feed the different needs as a team, what are the individual needs anyway? How to develop a daily routine and form a class, how to transport the program to colleagues and the school community – these are some of the questions i am dealing with. A heart warming affair.
In October I will be teaching a course at the Institute fuer Heilpaedagogische Lehrerausbildung in Witten, Germany, on Sensory-motor Development, Infant Reflex Integration and Larning Challenges for year 2 student teachers
In September/October I will be working at the Troxler School in Wuppertal, Germany, a curative Steiner school. Together with the teachers we will devise a sensory-motor integration program for severly handicapped children in wheel chairs, set up Individual Support Plans and develop strategies as a support team
In September/October I will be working in the Troxler School in Wuppertal, Germany, to help the tachers set up a sensory-motor program for some of their severly handicapped children. We will also use the time to set up a therapeutic team, devise individual support plansa
Back in Germany I am working in class 7 in a remedial Steiner school in Wuppertal ,starting a pilot project with the class teacher.
- To prepare the students for more independent work
- to differentiate in class
- to estabish cooperative social structures with the students
Further reports will follow.
Back in Germany after an intensive week at Warrah Village, near Sydney. The first module of eight of a new curative teacher training course took place at Warrah Special School, the last curative Steiner school in Australia. 22 people came and spent 4 days of study. A new chapter of life seems to have started at the place. Great to see. I contributed a lecture and workshop on early child development and infant reflexes.
Only for two weeks have I been on the road now, one intensive week in Australia at a National Learning Support Conference in Cape Byron Steiner School and coaching at Samford Valley Steiner School.
Now I am in New Zealand trying to connect with professionals in the field of developmental learning support and teacher training to find out how people are managing differentiation in their classes in order to meet the individual needs of children. My intention is to carry my findings back to other interested professionals and share experiences in order to learn from each other on a low key level.