I work with Waldorf homeschoolers who are tired of feeling uncertain and overwhelmed all the time! Moms who have high standards and want to bring the beautiful Waldorf approach to their children. But they just aren’t sure how to do it all. Or even if they’re doing it right.
It’s not just you. In the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with Waldorf homeschooling Moms, every one of them wonders, “Am I doing it right?” Or, “Am I doing enough?” Or even, “Am I capable of doing Waldorf at all?”
And to top it off, they feel a bit lonely, too.
Perhaps you’ve tried other approaches and they just fell flat. Or, you’ve pulled your child out of school and wonder, “Now what?”
Maybe you’ve even been struggling to bring Waldorf alive in your home for a few years.
You know what you want: to bring nature and the lively arts of music, movement, painting, and stories to your family.
You thought the answer was figuring out which curriculum to buy.
But now you’ve bought all the curriculum and resources, the art supplies and books. And they haven’t given you exactly what you need. They haven’t resolved your issues.
You still have so many questions.
That’s exactly why I created Homeschool with Waldorf, a mentorship community of like-minded homeschoolers who are all on this path together.
I can help you apply the Waldorf theory to your own unique family. So that you can know that “yes, this is what I’m meant to be doing.”
Learn how to put into practice what is described in books.
With a monthly Masterclass, Plan Along session with other Waldorf homeschoolers, and a monthly Coaching Call with me, you’ll get the support you need to bring your children a beautiful homeschooling experience month after month.
Plus, a private Facebook group for questions and conversations with other homeschooling Moms on the Waldorf journey.
I help you toggle between planning meaningful activities for your children and doing the lessons. With lots of laughter and lots of honesty.
Every month inside Homeschool with Waldorf, a new Masterclass is added to the online learning platform. The multimedia Masterclass includes video, slide presentations, and an accompanying Action Guide.
Each Masterclass focuses on just one aspect of the Waldorf approach so you can focus on one topic at a time each month and really make progress.
Some of the topics we’ll be exploring each month include:
- Simplicity Holidays
- Handwork + Stories
- Reset Your Rhythm
- Language Arts Through the Grades
- Simplicity Parenting
- How to Bring Nature Study to Your Children
- Kindergarten at Home
- Math Through the Grades
In addition to the Masterclass, I’ll be there to support you by hosting a Plan Along every month where you can actually get your planning done. And in the Live Coaching Calls, plus in the private Facebook community.
I love helping parents find ways of customizing the Waldorf approach to meet the specific needs of their children and family.
After all, that’s exactly what Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education had in mind when he said, “look at the children before you and bring them what they need.”
“The live Coaching Calls are my favorite part. I know I am not the only one who left uplifted and significantly less anxious than before the call began. Jean is lovely, helpful, and gives you the confidence you need to do this.”~Jen, homeschooling mother of three
“Jean's Homeschool with Waldorf Masterclasses have been so encouraging! I have been homeschooling for 10 years and having this support is so amazing. I love how Jean emphasizes the advantages of homeschooling and building a strong connection with your kids. Her advice and encouragement are always spot on. I have been so excited each month to find out what the new topic is going to be; it is like a little gift to myself!”~Sarah, homeschooling mother of four
“Not being alone in this homeschooling endeavor is invaluable. Highly uplifting…and if you’re homeschooling, you need uplifting! I’ve been delightfully surprised at how much the community of other Waldorf homeschooling parents means to me. Jean’s teaching and wealth of knowledge paired with a dedicated virtual time and place to plan with others has been a real game changer for me in my homeschool year. There are so many different ways to connect through Jean’s community. And so many ways that Jean encourages you to steer your own ship. She’s like a little bit of Waldorf magic that always shows up at just the right moment. Highly, highly valuable. Thank you, Jean.”~Eshanne, homeschooling mother of two
“Homeschool with Waldorf helps me not feel so isolated. I have a few nuanced questions every week about lesson planning for which Jean's advice and that of the community has been invaluable. I have for a few years now felt like my homeschooling efforts are like when you hear someone striving to hit a note, but they're just not quite on it and you cringe hoping they'll just adjust to hit that note. Jean's Plan Alongs and Coaching Calls have been very helpful in moving toward hitting the note.”~Jay, homeschooling father of three
Imagine being free of self-doubt and negative self-talk. Free of information overwhelm and ready to understand how to use the curriculum and resources you already have.
What would it be like if you were able to feel like Waldorf homeschooling is simple and doable?
To gain the confidence and clarity so that you can bring this beautiful method to your family?
Just like you’re not pursuing your children’s education in the traditional way, you don’t have to pursue Waldorf homeschooling in a rigid way either. You have options.
Come join a committed and lovingly supportive group of homeschoolers in Homeschool with Waldorf.
I want to help you feel good about yourself again. I want you to know that you have options within this method, and that you’re not required to do it all.
This community is a warm and welcoming place to get the support you need. You can join for one month or a full year. Your choice. I’d love to see you on the inside.
Is Homeschool with Waldorf a curriculum?
This is NOT a curriculum. This is a monthly membership community where you can get the training, guidance, and comradery you need to keep Waldorf homeschooling sustainable. I can help you develop the specific skills you need to use the curriculum and resources you have. You’re never left alone to figure it out on your own. Focus. Accountability. Guidance. Support. And a whole bunch of hugs to go along with it.
How much does it cost to join?
You can join Homeschool with Waldorf for just $20 per month. This is a recurring fee unless you cancel. Or you can join for $200 per year. You can join at any time and cancel at any time.
Can I pay annually?
Yes! You can pay $200 for an annual membership - that way you get two months free!
I’m just starting to homeschool. Is this good for newbies?
Absolutely! Wherever you are on your journey, I can help you to understand the Waldorf approach and implement it in your homeschooling in a gentle and doable way.
I’ve been homeschooling for a number of year. Is this good for seasoned homeschoolers?
For sure! This community will give you the strength you need to sustain Waldorf homeschooling over many years. I can help you re-engage with the method in new ways and bring back the joy.
What’s inside the Masterclasses?
Each Masterclass has about 5-7 lessons depending on the topic. The lessons are videos that you can watch whenever it's convenient for you. There's an Action Guide to go along with each Masterclass to help you take action on what you're learning. And a new Masterclass comes out the first of every month.
What if I join and find it’s not for me…can I get a refund?
Yes, of course. Once you join, you have 30 days to claim a refund if you feel like Homeschool with Waldorf hasn’t offered you any value.
When are the Coaching Calls and Plan Alongs? What if I can’t join in LIVE?
There are always replays available for Coaching Calls & Plan Alongs. The Plan Alongs are 90-minute sessions held on the first Sunday of the month at 3:30 pm EST. We all gather our materials to get planning done, come together online, and Jean is available to answer your questions in the Chat. The Coaching Calls are generally 60-minutes and held the second or third Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm EST. After the sessions, the replays are uploaded to the learning platform. You can access everything from your Dashboard.
Jean is the mother of three (two boys and a girl) and has been on the Waldorf homeschooling journey for almost 25 years. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching and has taught in public and private schools, homeschooled her own children and led small groups. Jean has studied and practiced Waldorf methods since the early 1990s by attending local and national conferences, reading extensively, planning and implementing many lessons. Jean mentors homeschoolers and writes at Waldorf-Inspired Learning. She lives in northeastern Ohio with her husband of 30 years. They are officially "empty-nesters" with their youngest now in college and two older children out on their own. When she's not mentoring homeschoolers, Jean finds joy in singing and hiking.