Our community of parents, teachers and sponsors believe in a much-elevated world vision that strives to make every student a global citizen. Teachers at Sloka aim to imbibe this philosophy in their teachings so that they can help every child find their life goals with greater assurance and clarity. Waldorf teachers constantly ask themselves questions:
- Am I reaching the child effectively?
- What can I do to have a better response from the child?
- How can I balance the child’s temperament?
- How can I stimulate their interest and increase concentration?
Steiner Education is very teacher-intensive, so training is provided to them all through the year. Mentors visit us from Switzerland, Germany, USA and Norway on a regular basis. They conduct workshops on early childhood education and the Waldorf curriculum in the Grade classes. These workshops are also open to those in the community who are interested in understanding Waldorf education.
Teachers are also given opportunities to attend conferences and mentoring sessions in Waldorf schools, institutions and teacher conferences abroad. Faculty from Waldorf schools across the world visit us and also discuss methods to improve the courses and curriculum. Sloka also provides in-house training conducted by senior teachers of our school. We are constantly striving towards keeping our standards high.
In their constant pursuit of excellence, teachers here in Sloka often conduct group reviews by reading Steiner lectures, evaluate the curriculum against the lesson plan. Lessons achieve a healthy balance integrating movement, rhythm, thinking and art.
Teachers at Sloka are extremely dedicated and committed to their cause. Some of them have been with us for more than seven years. They spend many hours learning new skills and newer ways to teach children. And our policy of a student continuing with the same class teacher for a period of 4 to 5 years at a stretch has resulted in forming deep bonds.