Workshop and Lecture with Kris Boshell
Date(s) - 11/01/2019
City of Lakes Waldorf School
Novalis Institute and City of Lakes Waldorf School present an evening lecture and Saturday workshop with Kris Boshell.
Sensing the Self: Supporting Children to Reach Their Highest Capacities in a Complex World
How do we support children amidst the chaos of today’s busy world? What do our children need to find their place and to develop a healthy orientation to their surroundings so that they can express their true capacities? Join Waldorf teacher, Kris Boshell, to learn about the development of the twelve senses as described by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education. Kris will lead us in an exploration of the obstacles children may encounter related to the healthy development of the twelve senses; participants will gain insights and tools to assist children in their social, emotional and academic learning.
Friday Lecture Nov. 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm $10 suggested donation
The Friday evening lecture will explore these questions and introduce Steiner’s indications on the healthy development of the twelve senses. The twelve senses provide a boundary between Self and the world through which children gradually gain a sense of our separateness from our surroundings, a process essential for learning and skills attainment in school. However, today’s children are meeting hindrances in this process. Underdeveloped senses distort sensory perceptions and experiences, resulting in restless, anxious, fatigued, disoriented, and disorganized children with increasing lack of confidence and in some cases, depression, as time passes and hindrances remain.
Saturday Workshop Nov. 2, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm $50 (pre-registration recommended)
During the Saturday interactive workshop, we will delve deeper into our subject and address the healthy challenges that lead to harmonious development and integration of the twelve senses. Kris will share sensory based activities to support a balanced capacity for clear thinking, ease of learning and a harmonious social life, with application for both the classroom and the home.
Kris Boshell, MA, discovered Rudolf Steiner’s work in 2003 through Waldorf Education. She received her Anthroposophical training as a Grades and Remedial Education teacher at Rudolf Steiner College and her MA in Depth Psychology at Sonoma State University. Kris’s work as a Learning Support teacher has included independent consulting for private and charter Waldorf schools and Rudolf Steiner College training programs. She currently serves as a Learning Support Teacher at the Chicago Waldorf School and as the Co-director of the Waldorf Learning Support training course at Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program.