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  • First Quarter Financial Report

    Posted by Gabriel2

    Many of you know that Christopherus almost closed up shop last summer. This was due to a very odd combination of being more popular than ever amongst homeschoolers and teachers whilst staggering under the burden of folks sharing, re-selling and…

  • Creating Community

    Posted by Gabriel2

    It might seem a bit odd having a picture of a table with food on it to illustrate a blog article about community but really, when you think about it, few things create a sense of warmth and fellowship better…

  • Seeking What is Human

    Posted by Gabriel2

    Written by Donna Simmons Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are entering the spring, the season of re-birth. We can be mindful of this yearly occurrence and those of you who live in temperate climates where nature’s cycles coincide with…

  • Empathy and the teen

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Just going through old blog posts and deleting dated or no longer relevant posts…and stumbled upon this goodie. I read it and was pleased to see that I still agree with what I originally wrote below! The following is an…

  • Candlemas

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Here is a rather old post from – yikes!! – 10 years ago about the festival of Candlemas. I have been more focused on videos and talks than on my blog – I save my writing for the creation of…

  • When Violence Touches Children

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Dear friends, I am reprinting part of an article from the wonderful Waldorf Today newsletter about the death of a Waldorf teacher recently in a drive-by shooting in Chicago. Following this I have reprinted an excellent article written by Susan…

  • Unlined paper, handwriting and the development of inner freedom

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    By Donna Simmons Waldorf education, because it has been developed out of a profound understanding of how human beings develop, is at essence a healing art of education. We all come to this earth with challenges and flaws—physical, mental, emotional…

  • The Christopherus Geography Curriculum

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    by Donna Simmons   From one point of view, you could say that a study of geography is the heart of the Waldorf curriculum—it is the discipline that connects and enlivens much of the rest of the curriculum. History, science…

  • Art and Crafts as a Foundation to the Healing of the Human Being

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    An excerpt from our Second Grade Syllabus new second edition by Donna Simmons.    He who works with his hands is a laborer; He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman; He who works with his…

  • The Tyranny of the Main Lesson Book

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    by Donna Simmons One characteristic of Waldorf education is its focus on the creation of main lesson books throughout all 12 grades. Every day, in every grade, during the first 2 hours of the morning, each class is focused on…

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