Announcing a Four Day Intensive
Human Archetypes and the Extra Lesson
A Seminar for Graduates of Waldorf Educational Support Trainings
Presented by Joep Eikenboom
JULY 23-26, 2018
Rudolf Steiner House 1923 Geddes Ave. Ann Arbor, MI
Morning lectures with Joep Eikenboom
collegial work and painting in the afternoon
General fee is $375. AHE Graduates and members $350.
Register by June 1, 2018 for a $25 discount.
Conference registration after July 1, 2018 only if space is available
Priority is given to those who register and pay early.
If one needs to cancel, a $50 administration charge is deducted from the refund.
Registration may be done online, with payment either by PayPal or check paid to AHE
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Announcing the 12th Cycle of our
Starting October 2018!
October 18-21, 2018
March 21-24, 2019
July 15-26, 2019
Are You Ready for the Next Step in Teacher Development?
Many children today offer us a glimpse into the future. While honoring these individual and collective destinies, educators also wish to help them remove hindrances to reach their full potential. Today’s learning challenges include comprehension and memory weaknesses, social challenges, and neurodevelopmental hindrances that impact vision, auditory processing, executive function and motor skills. In order to maximize students’ learning efficiency, teachers need several strategies in the classroom.
Common themes throughout the training include:
Alongside reviewing pedagogical gems in Waldorf Education from Dr. Rudolf Steiner, we will experience the Extra Lesson created by Audrey McAllen.
AHE invites you to apply to our 12th cycle of Educational Support Training to learn more about the children of today and how to teach them.
Choose One or Two Years for Teacher Development
or a Three Year Program to be a Certified Specialist
Please contact Connie Helms for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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AHE Services for Schools
Many of our speakers and consultants can travel to other areas of the country for school visits, education programs and workshops. A number of them work internationally in teacher development programs.
Workshops & Conferences
Schools and groups can contract with Association for a Healing Education to provide workshops and conferences. Our speakers, whose qualifications include post-graduate degrees in specialized fields of learning and years of proven success in their particular areas of expertise, address a variety of topics that pertain to the child of today.
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Videos from the International Extra Lesson Conferences
In 2012 and 2013, select lectures from the International Extra Lesson Conference, held respectively at Sunbridge Institute in New York and Rudolf Steiner College in California, were videoed in an effort to allow the information to be disseminated to a wider audience. The 19 keynote lectures from both years, delivered by Joep Eikenboom, are now available. They provide valuable information that draws on the original lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in 1909, and on The Extra Lesson by Audrey McAllen and Foundations of the Extra Lesson by Joep Eikenboom.
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Waldorf Education Fund provides grant for professional development workshops
Recently, AWSNA and the Association for a Healing Education (AHE) received grant funds from the Waldorf Education Fund for professional development workshops in schools. We are very excited that this makes it possible for AHE to offer, free of charge, a Professional Development series to four or five AWSNA-affiliated schools during the 2014/2015 school year.
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Charts for Recording Class Wide Screenings
By Brigitta Witteveen
When I became the Extra Lesson teacher at The Waldorf School of
Lexington (Massachusetts) in 1996, I had completed my training in
Association for a Healing Education’s educational Support program.
Previously I completed the early childhood and elementary Waldorf training
at Antioch in Keene, NH and later the Waldorf high school training at Rudolf
Steiner College. My interest has always been the healing aspect of Waldorf
My first task in the job was to complete assessments with the new incoming
students and the students going from kindergarten to first grade. I started
using the format of assessments created by my former colleague, following
indications from the Extra Lesson plus input from colleagues and fellow
AHE students. Over time, the order and content of the assessments changed
and solidified with use.
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Announcing the 12th Cycle of AHE’s
Educational Support Program Training
YOUR CHOICES ARE 1, 2 or 3 YEAR PROGRAMS:
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT and CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS
YEAR ONE and TWO: FOUNDATIONS,
LEARNING STYLES, and the
5 sessions over both years
FULL PROGRAM: CERTIFICATION LEVEL
3 YEAR PROGRAM
7 sessions total plus mentoring
Sessions in year one may be attended individually
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT: creating environments for children with different learning styles
speciﬁc milestones and hindrances
READING THE CHILD:
Creating a living picture through phenomena-based observation
SENSES AND MOVEMENT –GATEWAYS TO LEARNING:
distinction and differentiation
Synergetic effect of group work
INTRODUCTION TO EXTRA LESSON:
the human blueprint
ROLE OF THE FOUNDATIONAL SENSES:
Touch, Life, Movement and Balance
HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTIONS: executive functioning and organization; strengthening resilience and providing tools for managing stress
EARLY CHILDHOOD: enhancing developmental movement activities and imaginative play
CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS: integrating exercises; body geography games; activities to promote ﬂexible thinking and memory; movements to reduce hindrances to body-free thinking; strengthening auditory processing; enhancing executive function, self-regulation and focus
- Professional Development Courses for Teachers
- Remedial Teacher Development
- What is the Extra Lesson?
- A Case for Including Educational Support Programs in Waldorf Schools
- About AHE
- Services for Schools
- Professional Development Grants Available
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