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.
….and want to resonate with the earth, want to find my way around, want to meet people, want to connect professionally.But I have to overcome feelings of panic, of strangeness, of ignorance and impatience and let go of accustomned habits, of things taken for granted and just be open to what comes my way or what responds to the impulses I sent out.
Fortunately I can rely on my children who have lived here for a while and help me get started, help me with their expertise so that I can take my time and feel welcome. What a relief!