Waldorf Approach to teaching and learning World Languages I
We will tap into some essential aspects of Waldorf education and the purpose of learning World Languages. Then we will discuss and experience some key ingredients that will help your students speak the language and stay motivated. We will offer the possibility to create a support system that will nurture relationships and collaboration amongst teachers. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn, practice, reflect, discuss and adapt the general principles and the specific classroom activities presented here to his student’s age and to his specific school. We will adapt the activities to the needs of the group, based on initial feedback. Interested?
Workshop led by Yolanda Navarro
Yolanda is an Education Consultant, Professional Coach and Educator with twenty years of experience. She is the co-founded of Imagina Consulting, Inc. Her expertise is elementary and middle school Foreign Language Development with a focus on holistic, developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous education that integrates the arts. In her work with Waldorf schools, she supports individual teachers and faculty groups to develop curriculum and to implement best practices for teaching and learning World Languages. Skilled at bringing excellence, joy and meaning to teachers’ work, she also collaborates with parents to support their children in their educational journey. Yolanda incorporates Waldorf pedagogy, positive psychology and a life coaching approach to her work. Yolanda has degrees in education through the University of Barcelona, School of Waldorf Pedagogy in Madrid, Center for Anthroposophy in NH, USA, Instituto Cervantes in Barcelona and NYC and Leadership that Works. She is certified in Waldorf Pedagogy, Applied Positive Psychology, Life Coaching, Facilitation and Reiki. Yolanda is fluent Spanish, Catalan and English and conversant in Portuguese.