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The Teacher 

"With the 1st step across the threshold of a Waldorf Kindergarten room, children enter an environment which positively invites them to be active.

The teacher works at the heart of all the activity, a calm, steady focal point within an atmosphere of enthusiasm and purpose, generated by her work and the children's play. She is already busy with the day's activity, perhaps preparing dough for bread making.

Inevitably she is joined by a group of children who have come of their own free will, drawn toward her by the natural impulse to imitate..." Lynne Oldfield; Free to Learn

The Waldorf kindergarten teacher uses imitation as an important tool for teaching, guiding and direction. Waldorf teacher training emphasizes personal development and self-reflection: "What type of an example am I". The teacher will "be" and "do" what she wants the children to "be" and "do". This is the primary way of directing the children, rather than direct instruction or commands (as more appropriate for the school age child).

 

    

Thomas Muller is the lead teacher with assistant teacher Veliswa Xanti and support Thandeka Phasiya. Federation of Waldorf School mentoring is by Barbara Muller  . See the About ussection for more information on their background and experience.
 
Thomas will be accompanied by Vuliswa on a daily basis and together they will help with the activities and rhythm of the daily tasks. Together they will assist the children with art and craft, prepare and set out the snack, tidy up and supervise outdoor play. By enthusiastically engaging in activities children are drawn to join in.
 

 



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