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Throwing rocks in glass classrooms



Speaker
Erin Hansen

Affiliation
Waldorf School of Bend

URL
http://www.bendwaldorf.org

Biography
Wife of an adoring man, Mother of two amazing boys, overly absorbed and obsessed school volunteer, Board Vice President and passionate leader of Strategic Vision and Development for the Waldorf School of Bend and our future world citizens.

Description
During a back to school class meeting, I was inspired by our Second Grade Teacher’s desire to keep a basket of rocks as a “manipulative” in her classroom for another year. She talked about the opportunity to continue to foster imaginative play with the rocks and how that was going to relate to her academic lesson plans for the year. I was awestruck at her genius! Her thoughtful consideration for the necessity to continue to foster our children’s playful imagination AND tie it to academics really moved us as a group of parents.
I was inspired to travel the halls and delve into each of the classrooms to see how rocks and other simple objects were being used as sources for imaginative thought, catalysts for transforming lesson plans and foundations for joyful learning.
So follow me on a journey through the grades with my rock. Be astounded and amazed at the super powers of a humble rock. Rediscover how a simple object can inspire imagination, creativity, and expand the depth of classic academics like math and the sciences. Be inspired by the opportunity to see the pendulum swinging back towards experiential, hands on, rock filled education.

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Ignite Bend ​15
October 25, 2017 at 7pm
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
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