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  • Food

    Posted by Gabriel2

    Here I speak a little about food and mealtime as the  heart of the family, as the place where children come into  the social realm and where all the most important life lessons–sharing, waiting one’s turn, listening and speaking, gratitude–find…

  • My Story is Your Story, Your Story is My Story

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Perhaps the most important aspects of anthroposophy, the foundation of Waldorf education, are its universalism on the one hand, and its utter respect for the individual on the other. The weaving between these two can seem like a paradox–but therein…

  • Children and Computers

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Here is a talk–a rather long talk of about 30 minutes–I have recorded on the subject of why computers are not good for children. If one asks ‘is there a need for computers, called for by the universal and therapeutic…

  • Free from Big Tech

    Posted by Gabriel2

    Christopherus is in the process of cutting all ties with Big Tech so-called ‘social’ media. Here is Donna explaining why: https://www.christopherushomeschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Goodbye-Facebook.mp3

  • A Goethean ‘Sense-Walk’

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Our new self-study course is all about looking at the world from new perspectives; nurturing one’s senses and observations; delving into one’s ‘stuckness’ so one can become the homeschooling parent one wants to be. Through self development exercises, artistic work…

  • Michaelmas thoughts

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Starting on 29 September, Michaelmas Day, we can live into the reality of the four-week period of Michaelmas, a time to gather inner courage as we face the darkening days ahead. In a time when many can feel that life…

  • Feedback Regarding Computer Use in Waldorf Schools

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Last month I wrote an impassioned plea to Waldorf teachers to please stop and consider other ways to work with their classes during this time of shut-down and  distancing regulations. I got quite a lot of feedback, some of which…

  • A Plea to Waldorf Teachers

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    a Michael imagination by David Newbatt Dear Waldorf Teachers, I am writing to you as a colleague and friend, a former Waldorf student, teacher and parent, and present Waldorf educator mainly focused on homeschoolers. I write because I am shocked…

  • The Positive Side of Lockdown!

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Well bless my boots–I’m actually going to write about the positive side of the lockdown situation we are in (and not about whether it contributes to containing COVID). What I’m interested in is the fact that a number of folks…

  • Question Authority

    Posted by Donna Simmons

    Many years ago there lived an emperor who loved beautiful new clothes so much that he spent all his money on being finely dressed. His only interest was in going to the theater or in riding about in his carriage…

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