Professional Development

“You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are.”

― Rudolf Steiner

In addition to our Foundation Studies and Teacher Training Programs, Sound Circle Center also offers short-term intensives in specialized studies for practicing Waldorf teachers.

Those who would also benefit from the information these courses bring include Waldorf kindergarten assistants, grades class assistants, Waldorf aftercare providers pedagogical and faculty chairs and homeschooling parents working with a Waldorf curriculum.

Individualization and Differentiation in the Consciousness Soul Age:

Advanced Seminar for Experienced Waldorf Teachers.

Sound Circle is excited to announce a new professional development course designed for experienced teachers in our region, Individualization and Differentiation in the Consciousness Soul Age: Advanced Seminar for Experienced Waldorf Teachers.

This new course provides an opportunity for experienced Grades and High School teachers to explore deeper aspects of the Waldorf curriculum and teaching and bring what they learn into practice with colleagues at their schools. The course is appropriate for teachers who have completed training and have a minimum of five years of successful teaching in a Waldorf School.

Led by Nettie Fabrie, Wim Gottenbos and guest teachers, the course will explore how to:

  • Find inspiration and renewal as experienced teachers
  • Better connect our teaching to the impulse of Anthroposophy
  • Develop new impulses in our teaching through collegial collaboration
  • Do joint research into pedagogical issues we face
  • Share wisdom and wealth from our experience
  • Further an understanding and practical application of Individualization and Differentiation (polarities, temperaments, learning styles)
  • Re-enliven the genius of individual subjects
  • Re-enliven the rhythm of the week
  • Deepen our capacity for child observation and understanding child development

The course begins in March 2019 and will run for four weekend sessions ending in October 2021. The dates are , March 14, 15, 16 2019, Oct 24, 25, 26 2019 and March 26, 27, 28 2020 Oct 2021 dates TBD. Each weekend will run from dinner on Thursday through Saturday midday and will include presentations, movement, singing, study, artistic, eurythmy and collaborative work. Separate sessions will focus on Polarities, Temperaments and Soul Types, and Learning Styles, and one session (Spring 2019) will be with Christof Wiechert. Sessions will be held at St Augustine in the Woods in Freeland on Whidbey Island. Cost of each session is $450 plus a $30 fee for common meals. Reduced fees for multiple participants from a single school are $400 plus a meals fee of $30. Once people have registered we will send you information about housing options.. When filling out the application please use discount code CODE$50 for multiple participants paying for a single session. Please use discount code CODE$200 when paying for multiple participants for the entire Advanced Seminar. Please contact BusinessManager@SoundCircleCenter.org if you have any questions.


We are requesting that interested teachers contact us with their initial interest by December 15 and complete an application before January 15.

We hope that you can join us on this new journey of deepening our practice of teaching.

Questions? Please contact the course leaders:

Nettie Fabrie, ajmfabrie@gmail.com

Wim Gottenbos, wimandnettie@comcast.net

Michael Soule, mhsoule@gmail.com