“The Wonder of Boys” Evening with Nancy Blanning
Monday, March 4, 2013
Children like to move, but boys need to move. Boys are physically, neurologically, and socially different from girls. A male incarnation is strongly connected to the physical body and it is through his body that a boy meets with the world and explores its possibilities. We will discuss how to facilitate socially and pedagogically inspiring ways to work with energetic boys.
It is our task as teachers and parents of all age children to learn how to work with this energy rather than against it. Movement and practical work are two vast resources available to us. When we effectively meet their needs we will be better able to perceive the wonder of their being.
Nancy Blanning has been a Waldorf educator for 30 years, emphasizing therapeutic and developmental support for young children. She serves on the WECAN board and is the editor of Gateways. She has co-authored Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures, a therapeutic movement resource books for teachers. She travels widely as lecturer, teacher trainer, mentor, and developmental consultant.
The evening lecture will be at The Denver Waldorf School at 940 Fillmore Street.