You Really Can Keep It Simple and Enjoy Waldorf Homeschooling...


Dear Waldorf Homeschooling Parent,

I see you in your commitment to this path. 

You’re bringing beauty and wonder to your children - even if you don’t know exactly how you’ll do it yet...

You just KNOW that holistic education is what’s right for your family. And Waldorf touches your heart. 

So here you are! Wondering how to make sense of all the guidance and suggestions and Waldorf blogs, resources, and curriculum out there...

You might be feeling overwhelmed by all the materials you purchased. Or not quite sure how to put together a main lesson…

It’s challenging to wrap your mind around all the pieces and parts of Waldorf! And then to create a cohesive actionable plan you can truly feel confident about. And implement.

 

Your plan needs to meet YOU, your children, and your family right where you are…


So between methodology training, grades guidance, and customizing your plan, you probably could use some help!

And that’s okay! It’s NOT your fault if you haven’t quite settled into your role as homeschool teacher…

You’ve taken on a mighty task!

All is not lost if you’re overwhelmed, behind, or confused. 

You DO NOT need to study all the books and philosophy to get started...

You DO NOT need to implement someone else’s 300-page curriculum…

You DO NOT need to be stressed today, tomorrow, or any day moving forward with your beautiful dream of Waldorf homeschooling!


Take a deep breath and know that simplicity is on your side and integral to the Waldorf approach. 




I’m so excited to share Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified with you. 

I understand your vision, your mission, AND the challenges you face to make Waldorf work for your family.

With Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified, you will understand how rhythm, main lesson block learning, and the lively arts all fit into the Waldorf homeschooling picture. 

In this toolkit, I help you painlessly plan your next block - without spending all those late night hours searching and searching for ideas.

You get to quickly and easily match reliable, high quality resources from my tried and true list of family favorites to your lesson plans.

You can let go of second-guessing yourself, wondering whether or not you're "Waldorf enough."


In this newly-revised 72-page toolkit, I show you how to create a simple framework for your plans so you can customize the Waldorf approach and make it work for you.


That way, you can use whatever curriculum you have, follow your inspiration, combine blocks, and homeschool the way you and your children need. 

Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified is like the Cliff's Notes of Waldorf homeschool education! 

I created it based on 25+ years of Waldorf homeschooling experience and 30 years of studying Rudolf Steiner.

I don't sell a curriculum because I want to empower you to create your own plan and to use the resources you already have access to.

So you can simplify and move forward with your beautiful life as a Waldorf homeschooling family. It can be so magical...

You've TOTALLY got this. And if you feel like you don’t - let’s break everything down and get you on track. 

I truly believe Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified can give you that overview, training, and confidence you need. 

You SO deserve joy and ease in your homeschool.

I believe in you!

Love,
Jean

Design It Your Way

  • Understand the Method

    Discover what Rudolf Steiner had in mind when he said, "Look at the children before you and bring them what they need."

  • Create Your Plan

    Customize and simplify your planning process. Sample planning forms, block schedules, and templates included.

  • Choose Your Resources

    Select nourishing stories that strengthen the connection in your homeschool. Full-page lists of resources for each block of each grade. That's over 200 quality resources listed!

What's Inside the Toolkit?

From the Table of Contents

Before the Planning
6 essential concepts you must understand

  • Before You Begin
  • Mindset Mastery
  • The Essence of Waldorf Education
  • Unique Aspects of Waldorf Education
  • Stages of Child Development
  • The Four Rhythms of the Year


The Planning Process
6 steps to planning + tips for implementing

  • Planning, in a Nutshell
  • 6 Steps to Planning
  • What Can We Learn from the First Waldorf School?
  • Tips for Planning
  • FAQs
  • The Lively Arts
  • Main Lesson Blocks


Toolkit for Planning
over 200 resources + planning forms

  • Block Grids for Grades 1-8
  • Year-at-a-Glance Form
  • Weekly Planning Form
  • Weekly Rhythm
  • Sample Weekly Student Checklist
  • Daily Rhythm
  • Favorite Resources Lists
  • Quotations to Inspire


With this big-picture understanding of the Waldorf approach, guidance on how to create your plan, and lists of high quality resources, you'll be able to make Waldorf work for your family!

Hey There, Homeschooler

Hi, I'm Jean, homeschooling mentor and experienced homeschool educator of three (two boys and a girl). 

We started homeschooling back in the 1990s - yup, awhile ago!

And in the past 13 years, I've helped hundreds of homeschooling parents just like you find ways to make Waldorf work at home.

I offer online courses, coaching, digital materials, an online support community, and in-person retreats for Waldorf homeschoolers. Here for you!

Ready to Get the Toolkit and Seriously Start Enjoying Your Homeschool Life?

Get the Toolkit

FAQs

  • Is this a complete curriculum?

    No, this is better than a curriculum! With this toolkit, you will understand the foundational principles of the Waldorf approach AND you'll be able to use any resources or curriculum you already have and homeschool your children. This is the primer on Waldorf homeschooling.

  • What do the done-for-you plans include?

    For each grade 1-8, I include a one-page outline of resources listed by main lesson block. For example, for grade two, I list a suggested main lesson block subject for each month, September-May. Within each block, I list 5-7 favorite sources of stories and activities. These suggestions are based on my many years of experience homeschooling my own three children as well as other children in small groups. They are tried and true resources for each main lesson block and each grade.

  • Do you recommend a specific curriculum to go with your toolkit?

    No, I don't. My goal is to help you learn to put together main lesson blocks on your own without a curriculum. And to decide which parts to use of the curriculum you already have. While there is nothing wrong with purchasing a curriculum package, the truth is that we end up using anywhere from 30-60% of that curriculum. And the magic lies in learning to customize a plan for our own unique family. That's what this toolkit can help you do: customize what you already have or plan to buy, and make it work for you.

What Parents Love About Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified

  • The BEST guide for Waldorf homeschooling

    Carly Staub

    I benefit so much every time I turn to this guide. It inspires me with quotes and descriptions of the first Waldorf school. It organizes me with practical suggestions for simplifying resources and materials. It shows me how to fit the pieces of ou...

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    I benefit so much every time I turn to this guide. It inspires me with quotes and descriptions of the first Waldorf school. It organizes me with practical suggestions for simplifying resources and materials. It shows me how to fit the pieces of our day together, including meals and other tasks. This guide helps me avoid the over-planning I'm prone to do and reminds me how to prioritize. It helps me see the big picture by laying out simple charts for every grade level. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Jean's wisdom here eases my anxiety when it crops up from time to time. I have owned a variety of Waldorf guides along with the syllabus for several grades, but this guide is the most helpful of all, and the one I return to again and again.

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  • Simple, thorough guide

    Nicola Alesandrini

    I reach for Jean's Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified guide each year as I think about the learning year ahead. Her new, updated version has all the content of her first edition, but with a little more detail, clarity, and an improved layout. I real...

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    I reach for Jean's Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified guide each year as I think about the learning year ahead. Her new, updated version has all the content of her first edition, but with a little more detail, clarity, and an improved layout. I really appreciate that the guide manages to be both simple and thorough!

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  • Great Resource

    Dawn Waterhouse

    This is a wonderful concise guide to help you on your way with grades 1 to 8, and it empowers you to know what you need to source. With tools on planning, scheduling, running your home around your homeschooling, circle time and verses and also t...

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    This is a wonderful concise guide to help you on your way with grades 1 to 8, and it empowers you to know what you need to source. With tools on planning, scheduling, running your home around your homeschooling, circle time and verses and also the low down on what to cover for each grade. There is so much in this easy to read guide. I feel it really helped me gain an overview and insight into what is good to include in my routine and Homeschooling.

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  • Just what I needed

    Amber Kroff

    I knew I wanted to homeschool my kids using Waldorf methods after my kids attended a Waldorf inspired brick and mortar school. It wasn't until I found Jean's blog that I was finally able to do it. I still struggle but every time I come across som...

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    I knew I wanted to homeschool my kids using Waldorf methods after my kids attended a Waldorf inspired brick and mortar school. It wasn't until I found Jean's blog that I was finally able to do it. I still struggle but every time I come across something I need help with, Jean's there with an answer. The Plan It Out program was what finally inspired me to take that leap of faith and I'm so glad I did.

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  • Jean’s Guide - a Go To Treasure

    Christine Denalsky

    I feel more at ease with our homeschooling since I’ve been using Jean’s guide. Somehow it helped to bring things down to earth for me and put organization into focus. It really is like a toolkit at hand and is easy to follow. Not only do I recomm...

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    I feel more at ease with our homeschooling since I’ve been using Jean’s guide. Somehow it helped to bring things down to earth for me and put organization into focus. It really is like a toolkit at hand and is easy to follow. Not only do I recommend it to anyone, especially to those just starting out, but I’d say it is a Go To Treasure. A Pleased Mama-Teacher

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  • Beyond helpful!

    angela cross

    The title of this guidebook is perfect! With “Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified” I was finally able to really see a clear and simple plan for the future of our homeschool that will take us all the way through! All of my anxiety and confusion about ...

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    The title of this guidebook is perfect! With “Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified” I was finally able to really see a clear and simple plan for the future of our homeschool that will take us all the way through! All of my anxiety and confusion about which resources to use melted away and I was able to really see the beauty and joy of Waldorf again. This guide just makes Waldorf homeschooling so doable and approachable. I can’t thank Jean enough! This is a must have for all Waldorf homeschooling parents.

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Another Option: Toolkit plus Plan It Out

When you join the Plan It Out course + group coaching program, Waldorf Homeschooling Simplified is yours as a BONUS.