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October 2016

Partnering with Parents: Finding new ways of working in collaboration


 

Join us for our annual

Waldorf Development Conference
Friday and Saturday, November 4 & 5, 2016
Keynote Liz Beaven, EdD

 

When parents enrol their children in school, they also enrol in the educational journey. Parents and teachers share a common interest, providing the best possible education for children, yet each views the child and school from a unique perspective. The parent-teacher relationship is an important factor in a child’s experience. Building healthy parent-teacher relationships requires communication, time, and clear expectations. This presents both opportunities and challenges for parents and teachers.

We invite educators and administrators to join us for an exploration of the differing lenses of parents and teachers on the journey through school. What works, what does not work? What do parents and teachers need in order to work together? How can we build a team to support the vital needs of our children? Can we work together to transform the parent-teacher

Liz Beaven, EdD, has over thirty years experience in Waldorf education as a class teacher, parent, school administrator, researcher, and adult educator. She is a member of the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where she is working to develop programs in Integral Teacher Education. Liz is board president of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, and is past president of Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA. She consults with a number of schools on a range of topics, including the role of parents.

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