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  • 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…

  • Second Grade Syllabus – newly updated & expanded!

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Preorder begins on May 14th By Donna Simmons After 9 years, it was time to freshen up and rewrite parts of our second grade syllabus. While continuing to feel happy about the lessons themselves, the flow of the year, and…

  • 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…

  • Five Things Every Waldorf Homeschooler Should Stop and Consider…

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    By Donna Simmons I think there must be times in every homeschooler’s life when she (or he) wishes that she could just put the children on the couch and freeze them there for a year or two while she catches…

  • Teaching Parzival in 11th Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Barbara Benson   In a Waldorf school, Wolfram Von Eschenbach’s  Parzival  is taught in the 11th grade English Literature class. It dovetails nicely with the history classes for 11th graders which cover Rome, Medieval and Renaissance history. In my…

  • The Goal of Waldorf Education

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    By Donna Simmons   Greetings All, One of the most important and attractive elements of the Waldorf curriculum is the way children are led through an exploration of subject matter in an ever-deepening way. In accordance with her stage of…

  • Why do Calligraphy?

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Barbara Benson Sometime early in my homeschooling, a Waldorf resource mentioned doing calligraphy in 6th and continuing through 8th as both an art form and a lovely embellishment for main lesson books, particularly in history. Over the years, I…

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