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 their expression.

The kitchen is an important part of any homeschooler’s life and features throughout the Christopherus curriculum as a place where many lessons unfold, from early years through the grades–and beyond!

Despite the fact that Waldorf schools have embraced distance learning, Donna Simmons discusses the problems that computers can cause for children, particularly with regard to the twelve senses.

This video demonstrates the basic woodworking techniques used in the Christopherus Sixth Grade Syllabus.

An introduction into the sacred art of geometry constructions, an important part of the Waldorf sixth grade curriculum. This video accompanies the Christoperus Sixth Grade Syllabus.

Homeschooling is about real life and relationships. This embraces what is sometimes called ‘the extraordinary.’

There are many curriculums to choose from. Christopherus, based in anthroposophy, is practical and user-friendly. Watch to learn more.

A short video of Donna Simmons previewing her upcoming Christopherus early years video series and giving a few examples of the Christopherus approach to the early years. See The Journey Begins at Home for more.

Creating space in one’s own life to hear the voice within by valuing silence.

Thinking about one’s own spiritual/religious path and how that can come to life through festivals.

Choosing books for children between the ages of 9-12 can be a challenge. Donna shares some helpful insights into the types of books that will resonate in a child’s  soul at this age. She also gives guidance to help with children with varying reading levels.

by Donna Simmons

The question of enough warmth for young children.

Click here to read the blog post Donna refers to in this audio.

By Donna Simmons

The Changing Consciousness of the Human Being

by Donna Simmons

A must-listen-to to help understand the foundation of Waldorf education.
This talk was given by Donna at the 2010 Christopherus conference.

The basis of Waldorf education;
The impulse for freedom and science in Western civilization from Ancient India, Ancient Persia, Chaldea and Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, Europe and beyond;
A sweeping historical overview with commentary on how this is approached in the classroom.

 

 

At essence, Waldorf is a form of truly therapeutic education.

by Donna Simmons

(2007)

This talk is about how Waldorf values all aspects of the child – spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical. Waldorf education can, in the home, help nurture and support our children, especially those with challenges such as:

Autism-spectrum
OCD
SI
Attachment disorder
ADHD/ADD

 

 

By Donna Simmons

Session one of a four part series on “The Essence of Waldorf”

How is Waldorf education different from other forms of education? How can we work with it at home? How does Waldorf education find expression through Christopherus?  Click here to learn more about the entire  “The Essence of Waldorf” series.

 

 

 

 

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