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Waldorf Archetype Five Elements Study FLEX

Jodi Michelle, B.S. Psychology, TESOL, TOEFL
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(104)
In this independent study FLEX course for middle/high schoolers, we will delve into the amazing symbolism of the five elements in tales and myths around the world. Wonderful supplement for public or private school students.

Class experience

8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Week One Fire Element
~Explore folklore ~Read Prometheus and Grandmother Fire Brings the Sun ~Explore fire symbolism ~Draw and adapt symbolism into your drawing
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Week Two Fire Element
~Read The Labors of Herculues ~Explore symbolism ~Explore imagery and find adjectives ~Research and summarize with analysis of symbolism
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Week Three Water Element
~Explore Scottish Fairytale ~Water drawing with cursive quote from story (teacher-led in class)
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Week Four Water Element
~Explore folklore and myths surrounding water ~Explore Water Symbolism ~Floating in the Ocean guided relaxation meditation ~Drawing and adapt symbolism into your drawing
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Week Five Wind Element
~Explore Scottish Wind Folktale ~Explore Wind Symbolism ~Create character profile with traits
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Week Six Wind Element
~Explore Eagle through video, story, and drawing ~Drawing and adapt symbolism into your drawing
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Week Seven Earth Element
~Explore Earth Stories ~Explore Earth Symbolism ~Drawing with cursive quote writing
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Week Eight Earth Element
~Explore Earth Fairies
Students will learn to identify the five elements in stories and tales from different cultures around the world.  They will work on deeper thinking skills as we identify symbolism of the elements in the tales.  
B.S. Psychology
Yale University Overcoming Dyslexia Certificate (IP)
Master's work in Counseling and Library Science
Rapid Transformational Therapy Certified

I am a Waldorf educator having worked as a school librarian and library/research subject teacher for 6 years with grades K-12 as faculty at a Waldorf school in rural Pennsylvania.  I also worked as the first grade rest time teacher bringing calm and beautiful stories to this grade every day for many years. I have trained, been mentored by, and served along with some of the most experienced and dedicated Waldorf class and subject teachers in the world, some of whom have passed on and given me the greatest gift possible...to see their joy in teaching young souls. I also served as the reading coach for our school Reading Olympics team with over 40 students per year voluntarily coming to my library for an extracurricular where students were excited to read over 45 books a school year!  

I have been offering comprehensive and affordable private lessons for Waldorf and other students around the world for several years. I also offer special Waldorf grades classes where students can connect with other students around the world.  Our comfort with zoom now allows me to come to you no matter where in the world you may be!  From day one, my students notice the improvement in their abilities and overall comprehension but parents especially note the change in their confidence. I get letters every day from parents telling me how much they see the confidence in their student improving after working with me.  Each student has a unique learning style, and it’s my duty to find out what that is and adapt my lessons accordingly. Contact me today to find out how I can help you achieve your academic goals.  As both a Waldorf former homeschooling mom and a teacher at a Waldorf school, I offer a unique experience to wherever your student may be-at home or at school-while needing extra lessons.

I have also taken private courses in archetypes for several years and studied the work of Carl Jung as a B.S. Psychology student.  I am also a published writer in the Waldorf publication LILIPOH magazine. I lived on a Navajo reservation for several summers. I also have Masters classes in Library Science, Human Services, as well as diversity training. I ran a middle and high school library at the Waldorf school where I taught creative writing, library, and research classes for six years.  I also worked in the Waldorf kindergarten and grades as an aftercare teacher. 

I have also taught and tutored middle and high school students including many archetype classes (mermaid, tree, animal, witch, bird, etc.) on Outschool for almost three years.  
Homework Offered
Homework is given each week during the instructional video and also posted in the classroom. Most assignments will take 15-30 minutes or less (completing a journal drawing or writing).
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Colored pencil
Blank sketchpad/notebook/journal for taking notes, journal prompts, and drawings 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Parents do not need to get a subscription to Epic.  I will use it for screen share purposes.  
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(104)
Welcome to Ms. Jodi’s library!

After working as a school librarian at a private school in rural Pennsylvania, I am now a library and reading teacher here on Outschool. I ran three libraries at the Waldorf school where I worked: elementary/middle... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $235 for all content
8 pre-recorded lessons
8 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Ages: 12-17

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