Association for a Healing Education

Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual

Waldorf Resource Teacher Training Program

Association for a Healing Education

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What an amazing resource this little book is! It holds the instructions for 33 developmental exercises and their variations, discusses what the purpose of each exercise is, how often to do it, what sorts of observations are helpful and includes a space for your notes.

Additionally there is a beautiful and highly useful introduction by Mary Jo Orestito offering insight into the nature, origins and goals of the exercises and a section on "Teacher Tips for Many Ages and Various Situations."

The potential of this simple tool nearly takes my breath away -- with it, teachers and parents will have at hand the means to help their students and children move into the world more firmly, develop their capacities more fully. The Association for a Healing Education is to be commended for bringing this exceptional resource into print.

Contents:

  • Dedication to Ruth Nilsson
  • Introduction by Mary Jo Oresti
  • Teacher Tips for Many Situations
  • Blind Man's Bluff Forms
  • Run, Hop Numbers
  • Animals Out West
  • Clogging Numbers with the Feet
  • Form Drawing Homework
  • Group Letters in Space
  • Memory and Concentration
  • Multiplicaiton Table Forms in Movement
  • Blind Walk
  • Nature Creep
  • 20 Creeping Games
  • much, much more
  • Bibliography

Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual II

Association for a Healing Education

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The gift continues! I have characterized the original manual as the single most valuable book we sell -- it is simple to follow, genuinely healing, and even in the hands of untrained non-specialists, really cannot be misapplied. The choices for creative, fun and healing exercises that characterize the first developmental exercise manual have just increased 100%!

Contents:

  • Dedication
  • Introduction by Mary Jo Oresti
  • Exercises for the Whole Class
    • Individual Practice in the Classroom
    • Memory Star Exercise
    • Incoming First Grade Exercises
    • Jumpers
    • Foot Clapping
    • Red Shoes, Blue Shoes
    • Adzuki Bean Bags and "Polar Bears"
    • Sound Train: Experiencing Phonemes
    • Writing with the Feet
    • Body Geography Through the Grades
    • Two Variations on Exercises for Reading and Writing
  • Exercises for Individual Sessions
    • Marble Relay
    • First Aid for a Bad Day
    • Magic Scarves; Laughing Scarves
    • Water Works
    • Gross Motor Lower Sense Journey/Obstacle Course
    • Balance Beam Grammar
    • Balance Beam Phonics
    • Making a Movie
    • Treasure Hunt
    • The Butterfly Dance: Moving Spirals with Red and Blue
    • Mix a Pancake
    • Over and Under the Bridge
    • Through the Tunnel
    • Bean Bag Catapult
    • The Stations Approach
    • Glossary of Movement, Growth and Consciousness Resources

Care Group Manual

A Practical Approach

Compiled by Mary Jo Oresti and Rachel Ross

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When school seeks to assist a "troubled child", often a Care Group is formed. This group of adults works together to share their expertise on behalf of truly understanding and helping the child or children entrusted to them.

There are now Care Groups in many schools, each with its own mission, reflective of its own community. Care Group Manual - A Practical Approach presents three such groups, their experiences and discoveries. You will find practical ideas, guidelines, processes and some forms you can use in your own work.

To my eye, this is truly a manifestation of Christ's (Love's) promise that, "When two or more are gathered, there will I be."

Contents

  • History of Care Groups and the AHE
  • Care Groups Enhance Our Work as Educators
  • The Seven Planetary Qualities in the Care Group Dynamics
  • The Remedial Class in the First Free Waldorf School
  • Introduction to Child Observation and Child Study
  • Thoughts on Child Studies and Care Group Work
  • Child Observation Format
  • Child Study Format
  • Aspects of Child Study Work in Faculty Meetings
  • The College Meeting in Camphill Schools
  • Faculty Meeting Child Study Process
  • Examples of Child Studies from Care Groups
  • Care Group Survey - Finding the Needs
  • Child Study Report Record and Verse
  • Procedure for Initiating a Care Group
  • Remedial Support
  • Care Group Referral Form
  • Educational Resource Support: Six-Week Report
  • Bibliography and Suggested Themes for Care Group Study

The Art of a Healing Education

Compilation Series, Volume 1

Bruno Callegaro, MD; Jan Gorton, MD; Joop van Dam, MD; Mary Jo Oresti; Cornelius Pietzner

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The Association for a Healing Education has gathered together some of their most valued articles contributed over the past few years. These articles shine for their combination of depth and practicality. Anyone interested in educational therapy will find much inspiration and much to ponder from each of them.

Contents:

  • Challenges to the Incarnation of the Ego - Bruno Callegaro, MD
  • An Interview with Dr. Andrea Rentea - Jan Gorton, MD
  • Out of which Forces Does the Healing of Man Arise? - Joop van Dam, MD
  • An Interview with Audrey McAllen - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Working with the Pedagogical Law - Cornelius Pietzner

AHE News - Spring 2013 - Meeting Early Childhood Today

Newsletter

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The Spring 2013 issue seems to me to gather in many different ways thoughts about Early Childhood Education in general, and Healing Education in specific.  There's much 'grist for the mill' here that I think we can all find enlivening, thought provoking, and inspiring.

Contents:

  • President's Message, John Green
  • Long Day's Journey into Unfolding Capability: Early Childhood Opportunities
  • Announcements: The Second International Extra Lesson conference (IELC)
  • Observation Opportunities at Snack Time
  • Eurythmy for the Young Child - A Glimpse
  • Is Pentatonic Music Still Relevant in the Waldorf Curriculum?
  • Interview with Mary Jo Oresti

AHE News - Fall 2012 - East Coast International Extra Lesson Conference

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This issue contains reports on lectures and workshops from the first International Extra Lesson Seminar in Chestnut Ridge, New York.  In particular, Joep Eikenboom was the keynote speaker, with Ingun Schneider offering a review of the Extra Lesson exercies.  Five lectures by Eikenboom are summarized, as are Schnieder's review and Rosana Torlay's discussion of dyslexia.

Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Earthly and Human Evolution; the Human Archetype - Joep Eikenboom
  • The Imprinting of Christ into Humanity and Earth: The Resurrection Body Structural Archetype - Joep Eikenboom
  • Structural Forces in Development Addressed Pedagogically - Joep Eikenboom
  • pedagogical and Medical Constitutional Issues in Children - Joep Eikenboom
  • PHT Interpretation - Structural and Constitutional Body in Drawing Archetypes - Joep Eikenboom
  • Ingun Schneider Review of EL Exercises - Anisa Yeager
  • Announcements
  • "Dyslexia" by Rosana Torlay from the Summer 2012 International Extra Lesson Conference - Laura Alvarado-Coady
  • On Strengthening Capacities for the Whole Class - Gerry LoDolce

AHE News - Spring 2012 - Educational Support - A Multidisciplinary Approach

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This issue is filled with perspectives from members and friends on an extremely essential topic: What are the guiding principles when employing various methods and therapies to lessen a child's hindrances?

Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Multidisciplinary Approach for Movement Programs - Mary Jo Oresti, MA
  • Suggestions for "Outside" Interventions - Ingun Schneider
  • Reflections on Sharing a Space with a Non-Extra Lesson Therapist - Beth Down
  • Extra Lesson and Therapeutic Eurythmy - Rachel Ross, M.Ed.
  • Extra Lesson and Chirophonetics: A Meaningful Combination - Maria Eugenia Obniski
  • Therapeutic Singing - Diane Barnes
  • Look for the Silver Lining - Sue Martin
  • Announcements

AHE News - Fall 2011

The Importance of Nutrition for Educational Support

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The Fall 2011 issue includes a few themes that AHE writers fell are important for supporting a healthier, more balanced life in body, soul and spirit, with an focus surrounding the value of sound nutrition.

Contents:

  • President's Message - Mary Jo Oresti
  • The Importance of Nutrition for Educational Support - Mary Spalding and Cynthia Trevillion
  • Nutrition, Healing and Life Style for the Teachers and the Ones They Love - A brief summary of a conversation between Mary Jo Oresti and Ross Rentea, MD
  • New Board Member, Betty Jane Enno, BS, RMT, CYT
  • Stories for Change - the Gift of the Pedagogical Story
  • Announcements and Reports
  • The Nourishment of Sleep - Betty Jane Boda-Enno
  • Book Review: Imbalances of Children on the Autism Spectrum: Making Sense of Symptoms to Determine Therapeutic Gestures

AHE News - Spring 2011

Working Therapeutically with Children

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This issue focuses on therapeutic approaches as practiced successfully with a student with autism, ways of communicating with students such that they experience your warmth, form drawing sequences for remedial development, and creating programs to address complex student needs.

Contents:

  • President's Message - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Mending the Rainbow Bridge
  • Recommendations for Complex Program Planning - Sir Balázs Tarnai, Ph.D
  • Continuing the Developmental Drawing Sequence - Symmetry - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Announcements and Reports

AHE News - Fall 2009

The Ear and Listening

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Auditory Training During Extra Lesson - Ingun Schneider
  • Announcements and Reports
  • An Introduction to Chirophonetics - Bella Bat'Or
  • Adventures in Parenting: A Support Guide for Parents - Rachel Ross, M.Ed.
  • Awakening the Senses Through Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  • Practical Applications for the Ear - Mary Jo Oresti, M.A.
  • The Erosion of Listening: A Contemporary Crisis of Childhood

AHE News - Spring 2009

The Wonderful, Amazing Eye: An Introduction

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • The Wonderful, Amazing Eye - An Introduction - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Optometrist Network Checklist
  • The Important Development of Eye-Hand Coordination: Using the Extra Lesson Exercises - Rachel Ross, M.Ed., Maria Eugenia Obniski
  • Eye Development and Neck Reflexes: Working Together for Success - Connie Helms, M.Ed.
  • Tutoring with Extra Lesson: Improvement of Eye Tracking and Handwriting - Gail Ann Kuderko, M.Ed.
  • A Parent's Checklist
  • Extra Lesson in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Announcements and News

AHE News - Fall 2008

Educational Support Programs

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Educational Support Programs: Why We Need Them in Our Schools - Mary Jo Oresti, M.L.D.
  • Core Evaluations: When Are They Needed? - Connie Helms, M.Ed.
  • Working Collaboratively - Often the most difficult task of all . . . - Rachel Ross, M.Ed.
  • Book Review: The Well-Balanced Child - Rachel Ross, M.Ed.
  • Giving and Receiving - Incorporating Curative Education Philosophies and Practices in the Classroom, the School and the Community - Tammy Wagner
  • Working with Groups of Children - Maria Eugenia Obniski
  • Treasure Hunt - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Announcements and News

AHE News - Spring 2008

Play

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Interview with Joan Almon - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Rough-and-Tumble Play - Jeff Tunkey
  • Children and Healthy Play - Gerry LoDolce
  • Announcements and News

AHE News - November 2007

Focus on the Classroom

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Individualizing When Teaching Movement to Groups of Children in the Grades - Ingun Schneider
  • Reports and Announcements
  • Balancing the Dynamic Between the Individual and the Group
  • Classroom Activities: Part Two - Observing the Children - Gerry LoDolce
  • Book Review: Foundations of the Extra Lesson by Joep Eikenboom - Connie Helms, M.Ed.
  • Reflections About Working with the Children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota - Evelyn Barber
  • Book Review: Reading Children's Drawings: the Person, House and Tree Motifs by Audrey McAllen - Ingun Schneider
  • International Extra Lesson/Remedial/Resource Teacher Trainings - Rachel Ross
  • Announcement: From the Association for a Healing Education and Sundbridge College
  • New AHE Board Members
  • Excerpt: Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual, Volume 2

AHE News - November 2006

Healing Our Children

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Healing Our Children with Attentional, Emotional and Learning Challenges - Susan R Johnson, MD
  • Report from Spain - Antonio Adánez
  • Clinical Study on Children with ADD from Sao Paolo, Brazil - Maria Eugenia Obiniski
  • A Technique for Parenting - Lee Sturgeon Day
  • Making a Difference #2 - Remedial - Summer 2006 - Kyle Morton
  • International Extra Lesson Trainings 2006/07 - Rachel Ross, MSEd
  • The Seven Life Processes in Relationship to Learning: More Thoughts from the July '06 Conference - from notes by Connie Helms and Jocelyn Arseneau

AHE News - November 2005

Trauma: Ways to Help

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Adjunct Therapies for Traumatized or Stressed Children - Ross Rentea, MD
  • Short Term Activities - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Treating Trauma with Eurythmy - An interview with Susann Eddy, class & therapeutic eurythmist
  • Sandplay: Gateway to the Soul - Elizabeth Baring, ATR-BC, NCPsyA
  • Callot Painting Therapy: Trauma Issues with a Young Child - Martha Loving Orgain, MFA, CPT
  • Shock and Trauma - Mariola Strahlberg, founder of Shining Mountain Children's Center
  • Case Study - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Turning Our Minds to Meditations - two verses by Adam Bittleston
  • Good News from Ireland
  • Santa Cruz Parent Group
  • News from Lifeways
  • The Integrity of the Extra Lesson
  • Deepening Our Work in the Extra Lesson
  • AHE News
  • Question & Answer from the Road: What is the difference between a strong willed child and a willful child. - Rachel Ross
  • New Board Member: Connie Helms

AHE News - May 2005

Trauma and Shock

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Good News from Brazil!
  • Wonderful News from Spain!
  • Question & Answer: Can we use The Extra Lesson with young children? - Rachel Ross
  • A Fresh Look at Learning Issues - Dr. Dee Joy Coulter Arousel and Alertness Issues
  • Attention and ADD/ADHD Issues
  • Look and Listen: Visual and Auditory Processing Issues
  • Recommended Reading
  • AHE Seminar January 2005
  • What Ails Thee? The Nature and Treatment of Trauma - Dr. andrea Rentea
  • Turning Our Minds to Meditations - two verses by Adam Bittleston

AHE News - April 2004

Language and the Word

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • What Is Reading? - Linda Atamian
  • A Glimpse of Chirophonetic Therapy - Bonnie River
  • What Is Chirophonetics? - Maria Eugenia Obniski
  • Seven Modes of the Speech Organism - Musings on Languages - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Question & Answer: How do learning styles impact reading, writing & spelling? - Rachel Ross
  • AHE Waldorf Education Remedial Teacher Program at Sunbridge
  • Language and Movement - An Exerpt from the Book Language and Learning
  • Bibliography

AHE News - April 2003

Focus on Early Childhood

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Content:

  • President's Message
  • Opening Message from Ann Pratt
  • Summer Conference: Making a Difference - A conference for alumni, class and kindergarten teachers
  • Strengthening the Lower Senses: Movement Enrichment with Young Children - Laurie Clark and Nancy Blanning
  • Remedial Work in Early Childhood
  • Meet Your Board Members: Mary Brauer
  • Alumni News - Meeting the Reflexes
  • Autumn Movement Journey - Composed by Nancy Blanning
  • Babies and Toddlers: View from the Bridge - Kate Gage

AHE News - December 2002

The Reflexes

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Content:

  • President's Message
  • AHE Graduates Gather to Study the Reflexes - Mary Brauer
  • Alumni at Work - Mary Brauer
  • Questions from Our Readers: In Extra Lesson, what is "the rhythm of 12" which is so often spoken about? and How can you help a child who is cramped in his or her writing?
  • Anxiety and Restlessness: The development of attachment and movement in childhood, and their pathology - Arne Schmidt
  • Remedial Insights for Early Childhood Educators
  • Book Review: If Kids Just Came with Instructions Sheets! by Svea Gold
  • Meet Your Board Members: Rachel Ross
  • "Making a Difference" - July 2003 Conference at Rudolf Steiner College

AHE News - Spring 2002

Remedial Education Today

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • Remedial Education Today - Mary Jo Oresti
  • Questions from Our Readers: Do you have suggestions for helping a child who has mixed dominance: everything is right except the hand? and Do you have any suggestions for working with "small headed" children?
  • Hungary Update
  • Puppetry Announcement
  • Alumni Represtation from All Three Cycles
  • Meet Your Board Members: Joan Treadaway
  • The IELA [International Extra Lesson Association] Begins
  • Why IELA-A [Americas]? Why Now?
  • "Extra Lesson" A Case History - Monica Ellis

AHE News - Summer 2001

Care Groups

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • The Educational Support Circle at Shining Mountain Waldorf School - Carol Carlson
  • Board Biographies: Mary Jo Oresti
  • About Artemesia
  • Aspects of Youth Guidance - Richard Neal/Cornelius M Pietzner
  • Book Announcement: Working with Anxious, Nervous, and Depressed Children - Mary Jo Oresti
  • The Child Conference: And Interview with Norma Lindenberg - Joan Treadaway
  • Brain Development and Waldorf Education: A Workshop Given by Dr. Dee Joy Coulter - Eileen Frechette adn Ed Gutfreund

AHE News - Winter/Spring 2001

Autism

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Contents:

  • President's Message
  • A Letter on Autism and Vaccinations - Jane Bick
  • A Homeopathic View - Lauren Fox, MA
  • Bibliotherapy List - Joan Ingle
  • Work Arising Out of Anthroposophy - A report from a study group on Autism
  • . . . and then the stewardess says, "Welcome to Holland!" - What Is It Like to Raise a Child with a Disability?
  • Musings on Autism - Dr. Dee Coulter
  • Book Review: Autism - A Holistic Approach reviewed by Michele Pullen
  • Book Review: Views from Our Shoes revied by Joan Ingle
  • Helping Children Overcome Learning Difficulties - Kathryn Humphrey