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  • High School Course Intro

    Posted by Gabriel2

    Hello Parents of this Fall’s 9th Graders! I am creating the first part of a prototype Christopherus high school program this Fall (2018) for 9th graders. The program will focus on Language Arts and History and be a set program…

  • No School During the Summer!

    Posted by Gabriel2

    That’s right—‘school’s out for summer’—including homeschool! (Alice Cooper eat your heart out– I bet most of you are too young to get the reference…sigh…!) Here in the US we are blessed with the phenomena of a wonderful loooong summer break…

  • 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…

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