In this episode experienced Waldorf teacher Jen Kershaw and I explore fifth grade within a Waldorf school. We discuss the Waldorf fifth grade curriculum, how it uniquely meets the fifth grader where they're at, and much more!
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Jen Kershaw has a B.A. in Acting/Theater Performance from the University of South Florida, a Masters of Science in Education from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Antioch University New England. In the theater world, she performed with Metro Theater Company from St. Louis, Missouri, performing and teaching workshops across the United States. Jen has been teaching in classrooms for over twenty years, first as an artist educator, then as a middle school math and history teacher, and finally as a Waldorf class teacher. For the past four years, Jen has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Antioch University New England where she has taught the Math Methods course for the Integrated Learning Program. Along with teaching, Jen has written and published middle school math curriculum both online and in print. A class teacher at heart, in 2011, she joined the faculty at High Mowing School as a class teacher and with her special education degree has also served as the Educational Support Coordinator for the past four years. In 2018, Jen completed the eight year journey as a class teacher and is in the middle of third grade with her second class.