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How to Build Your Waldorf Community :: Discovering Waldorf

How to Build Your Waldorf Community –   by Meredith Floyd-Preston     “Finish up your snack. It’s time to go wait for Daddy.” It was 4:00 on a November Wednesday and I was preparing my 1-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son for the “wait for Daddy” afternoon practice that had been in place for months. ItIf you want to read more…click here

Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses for The Grades

It is customary to say a morning verse at the start of each day in Waldorf schools, in kindergarten and in the grades. One of the reasons why Waldorf education is so successful in educating kids who excel, is that teaching methods meet students where they are developmentally, in a deep and authentic way. TheIf you want to read more…click here

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten

The beauty of Waldorf education is that it meets the child where he is developmentally. The synergy of Waldorf teaching methods and child development is discussed wonderfully in an article by Dr Reggie Melrose called ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective‘. The Morning circle is a great example of how Waldorf meets the young child whereIf you want to read more…click here

A Perpetual Waldorf Calendar :: Discovering Waldorf Education

We have the most beautiful perpetual circular Waldorf calendar hanging on our wall. It’s drawn by Phoebe Wahl and depicts a delightful gnome family going about their seasonal days. My children consult it often. They turn the season dial at the start of each season (March on top now on top). They write in importantIf you want to read more…click here

I Chose Love Instead of Anger :: Discovering Waldorf Education

You came to me in the night to say that you had been bitten by a mosquito. I wanted to scold you and remind you that I’d told you to keep your window shut. But I didn’t. I got out of bed and we searched your room until we found him and made him noIf you want to read more…click here

Nature in Waldorf : Discovering Waldorf Education.

I love it when I rediscover something beautiful, something that moved me years ago… and find that it moves me still, just the same. Such is how I feel about this Discovering Waldorf Education post I stumbled upon a few days ago. In fact, it was the very first article in the Discovering Waldorf series,If you want to read more…click here

Natural Toys : Discovering Waldorf Education

A series that explores the ideas and philosophies behind Waldorf Education…   For more information on Waldorf Education, please visit the Discovering Waldorf Series from the Waldorf tab in the Navigation bar. Blessings and magic, Donni Are you interested in a Waldorf-inspired lifestyle? Sign up to receive helpful new Discovering Waldorf articles. Email Address FirstIf you want to read more…click here

How Can Homeschooling Fit Into My Busy Life? :: Discovering Waldorf

Donna, from The Waldorf Connection is here to share an article on how homeschooling can fit into our busy lives.     How can homeschooling fit into my busy life? These days everyone seems busier than ever and if you have one or more young children, you can feel like a juggler with too manyIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf :: Discipline in a Waldorf School

To paraphrase Maple Village School’sAdministrator, Christina Sbarra, parents who have chosen to send their children to Waldorf schools have chosen a unique education, an education with great depth, wisdom, and richness.   By taking up the task of understanding that education more fully, parents can support their child’s (children’s) learning that much more. We need toIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf :: Rhythm

Today, Donna Ashton is here to revisit the importance of rhythm in our days. ::: Why is Rhythm so Important?  by Donna Ashton of The Waldorf Connection Rhythm, rhythm, rhythm. You see this word everywhere, right? In my opinion, it is the foundation of our days and “the” secret to having a happy, smooth runningIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf :: What is a Waldorf School?

Please visit the Maple Village School’s blog to watch a super video profile on Waldorf education, featuring students from early childhood through high school, as well as teachers, parents, prospective parents, and Waldorf-educated college students and adults…What is a Steiner (Waldorf ) School? To read the other interesting Waldorf articles, please visit my Discovering WaldorfIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf – ‘A Comparison: Waldorf and Montessori’

I am often asked about the differences between Waldorf education and Montessori education. Many mistakenly think of them as having the same basic philosophies. While they have a few similarities, the two are very different indeed. Here is an article that explores the similarities and differences wonderfully, a great comparison between Waldorf and Montessori education.If you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf – ‘Waldorf and Reading’

Discovering Waldorf is a weekly series of articles written by ‘everyday’ Waldorf families. The contributors to this series share their ‘real-life’ insights and inspirations on all kinds of Waldorf topics. This series is not meant to be Waldorf philosophy in its purest form, but rather a snapshot of how we can all incorporate Waldorf ideasIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf – Learning To Read The Waldorf Way

Discovering Waldorf is a weekly series of articles written by ‘everyday’ Waldorf families. The contributors to this series share their ‘real-life’ insights and inspirations on all kinds of Waldorf topics. This series is not meant to be Waldorf philosophy in its purest form, but rather a snapshot of how we can all incorporate Waldorf ideasIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf – ‘The Morning Rhythm’

Nicole, from Frontier Dreams, was kind enough to share her families daily rhythm with us a while back. Today, she is back to revisit their morning rhythm… Welcome, Nicole. : : :    Good Morning Dear Earth       Good morning dear earth Good morning dear sun Good morning dear flowers and fairies, everyIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf – Explaining the Waldorf Curriculum, Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Explaining the Waldorf Curriculum, Kindergarten through 8th Grade by Dr Rick Tan   Sedimentary rocks settle back to their bins inside the science closet. The chalkboard compass acutely rests deep in my desk. My sword leans against a wall like a seasoned knight retired from his last battle. From studying rocks to Rome, knights toIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf – ‘Healthy Boundries for Children’

“Fences and Walls, and Great Big Falls!”- Contemplations on creating healthy boundaries for children. By Amber Greene.  www.mamamoontime.com Have you ever watched as your children spend a lifetime (or maybe half an hour?) building up the most incredible of structures only to knock it down with gusto within minutes?  Working in my kindergarten, this kindIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf – ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective’

Last year, I attended a lecture given by Dr Reggie Melrose. The topic of the lecture was on brain development and, specifically, how cutting-edge neuroscience supports Waldorf theories. She was utterly fascinating and her insight into the developing brain was truly enlightening. I couldn’t believe our luck when she agreed to share her expertise withIf you want to read more…click here