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Kelly Beekman

Kelly Beekman, MEd, is an artist and educator working out of the impulses of Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education. With over 15 years of teaching experience, she has worked with parents and children to create opportunities to awaken what is truly human within each person. She has been a classroom teacher, mentor, workshop leader and tutor, teaching and supporting through personal, technology-free methods, focusing on storytelling and the arts.

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About this course

Let me help you bring your personal organization and lesson planning to the next level.

Join me for my online course 5 Tools For Planning Success!

I was once in your shoes. I found planning for the school year to be so overwhelming.  Once I came home from my week-long summer course, I didn't know what to do first.  I did not know how to organize all that I had learned.  What do I do with all the handouts?  How do I take the big ideas and build small, manageable lessons? Will there be enough time to meet the curriculum objectives?  What about all my extra daily lessons like painting and form drawing? During the summer, I would get engrossed in the planning of only a few blocks of the year and then found myself struggling to keep my head above water in the second half of the year.

Now, after years of hard work, by trying things that eventually didn't work and fixing them until they did, I am proud to consider myself an expert in this process.

Let me help you help yourself. 

I have shared these planning tools with Waldorf Teachers around the world. Now you have the opportunity to upgrade your own planning efforts and make use of these 5 Tools.  Follow the path to planning and organizational success.

Join me.  It will change your life.  

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When you enroll in 5 Tools for Planning Success you will:

  • Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your summer planning.
  • Schedule your Main Lesson Blocks with confidence and ease.
  • Creatively Brainstorm the content and rhythms of each Main Lesson Block.
  • Consider your academic and artistic objectives for your class and integrate them seamlessly into your daily lessons.
  • Coordinate your Master calendar so that your appointments can be carefully tracked. 
  • Learn ways to gather your observations and assessments of your students to facilitate stress-free report writing at the end of the year.
  • Learn to assemble your Teacher Binder, your go-to place for your plans and resources.

What are the 5 Tools for Planning Success?

  • The Community Calendar: A whole year, at-a-glance tool that identifies days off, school obligations, festivals and events.
  • The Schedule Outline: This tool divides the whole year into week-long segments, where you identify how many days you will be teaching.  It is great tool for planning your block calendar and specialty classes like painting, math and reading.
  • The Block Calendar: Once you have firmed up your block rotation, this tool is used for brainstorming and planning your story material and objectives for each block.
  • The Daily Planner: A daily planning template made specifically for Waldorf teachers, making room for the three-part lesson.
  • The Grid:  This tool will give you the exact location to note and gather your observations and assessments of your students.  If you use these properly, the task of report writing at the end of the school year will be greatly simplified.

Through a series of how-to videos, I will walk you through the creation and use of these five tools.  I will share some of my own experiences and then show you some of my best practices. At the conclusion, I will show you how to combine all the work you have accomplished into an organized Teacher Binder.  

What’s included:  

  • 10 step-by-step lessons
  • 4 hours of self-paced video instruction
  • Downloadable PDFs of all the Tools
  • Videos teaching you how to recreate Digital Tools on your own computer
  • No time limit
  • Open Access to all videos for as long as you need it

What's NEW this year?

Considering the feedback I have received from my participants, the course now includes:

  • All new videos
  • Step -by-step instructions on how to create the Daily Planner and the Grid Tool on your computer.
  • Some Inspiration: A lecture by Rudolf Steiner where he describes his ideals about teacher preparation.  

Are you ready to begin?  Just click Register Now and I'll see you inside.

~ Kelly