Keynote Speaker and Presenter, Dr. Michaela Gloeckler
Professional development for Waldorf Teachers
Lecture: The Five Pillars of Healthy Development in Childhood and Youth
Health is not a stable state - it is fragile, because human beings are permanently developing and in transition. They are vulnerable, not only in childhood, but throughout life.
Health is emerging out of the ongoing battle between influences on human nature which cause disorder and illness, and the body's own resources of restoring and healing. Each day has its own particular health condition.
Dr. Gloeckler will describe the main principles of Illness and Healing and how they are met by Waldorf Education. She will also integrate questions and concerns from participants.
Afternoon Offering: How do we meet the needs of the individual child?
How do we learn to "read" the needs of the child? What tools does Waldorf Education use in the daily practice of the classroom to support and promote a child's health? How can we understand and positively counterbalance the inclination of today's children towards eating disorders, aggression, depression, anxiety, lack of concentration and disposition toward addiction?
How do we manage the inclusion of children with special needs into our classrooms?
Dr. Michaela Gloeckler is looking forward to meeting you and working with you to find helpful answers!
Dr. Michaela Glöckler has been Leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, the School of Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland since 1988. She attended the Waldorf School in Stuttgart, then studied German language, literature, and history in Freiburg and Heidelberg. She studied medicine in Tübingen and Marburg and trained as a pediatrician at the community hospital in Herdecke and at the Bochum University Pediatric Clinic. Until 1988 she was a colleague in the children’s outpatient clinic at the Community Hospital in Herdecke and served as school doctor for the Rudolf Steiner School in Witten, Germany. Michaela has many publications in German. Her publications in English include Medicine at the Threshold, A Healing Education, Developmental Insights, and A Guide to Child’s Health.