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Waldorf’s Brilliant Approach To Teaching Math

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

By Chris and Nicole – proud parents of two children living in a small mountain town in British Columbia, Canada, and authors of the blog http://www.rootparenting.org/   “We believe in an intuitive approach to parenting, getting guidance from childhood development psychologists and other educators who have developed practical principles such as attachment parenting. We started...

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The Teaching of Mathematics

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

By Hans Gebert   Why do we teach mathematics? This question was recently posed in the columns of the Mathematical Gazette, which is the organ of the mathematics teachers in Great Britain. It is indeed a question that must be uppermost in the minds of all teachers, for what we teach and how we teach it can only be decided in the light of the reply to this question. In the article...

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Math and Science in the Kindergarten Waldorf Early Childhood Settings

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: Lisa Gromicko Date published: Unknown Contact details: Contact us tab available on Lifeways website Source: http://www.lifewaysnorthamerica.org/about/newsletters-and-articles/math-and-science-kindergarten-waldorf-early-childhood-settings   Steiner-based, early childhood settings abound with rich opportunities for the development of math and science concepts.  This...

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Teaching Medieval Romances

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: Jean Hamshaw Date published: Unknown Contact details: Contact tab available on Waldorf library site Source: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/articles/28-teaching-medieval-romances   In an era when all curriculum is being examined for its “relevance,” Waldorf school teachers must often explain why they include Parsifal and other medieval literature in the third...

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Parzival and the Journey of Adolescence

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

By John Wulsin   Parzival, Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic, offers a portrait of the journey of through adolescence. The heart of the eleventh grade curriculum in a Waldorf School, it is often experienced as the heart in fact of the whole Waldorf Curriculum. Developmental Context We know that in the first seven years the young child, mostly head, devotes most of its...

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Literature with the Upper School

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: Francis Edmunds Contact details: Contact tab available on Waldorf library site Source: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/articles/1139-literature-with-the-upper-school     This article examines the need for epic literature in the life of the high school student. First of 2 parts. Orginally published in Child and Man, Vol.2, #1. The child of fourteen and fifteen has...

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The Industrial Revolution

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

Author: Jesse Darrell Date published: Unknown Contact details: Contact tab available on Waldorf library site Published in Child and Man, Volume 17, #1, 1983 (UK) Source: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/articles/780–the-industrial-revolution   This article discusses the Industrial Revolution, a pivotal main lesson taught in the Eighth Grade. In the Eighth Class in Rudolf...

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Geography in Fourth Grade

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

Date published: Friday, 01 December 1967 00:00 Author: Franklin G. Kane Contact details: Contact tab available on Waldorf library site Source: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/articles/36-geography-in-fourth-grade   Published in Education as an Art Vol.26, # 1 – Winter 1967 One of the great challenges and joys of being a class teacher in a Waldorf School is the response and...

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Organic Chemistry and the Ninth Grader

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

By David Mitchell   The 15-year-old Ninth Graders stand before us. When we observe them, what is it that we notice? Quite fast we may see that they are filled with emotional energy. They don’t seem to think, but rather they ‘do’ things and then watch the results. They are passionate, irascible, and apt to be carried away by their own impulses; and, yet they...

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Teaching Biology in a Human Context

Category: Resource Library | Date: 5 July 2016

by Graham Kennish (Reprinted from Steiner Education, Vol.22, No.1)   ‘Your body is a space capsule, your head the command module’ so begins the introduction to a 3-D moving pop-up picture book on the human body now available in the U.K. ‘When you reach puberty your hormones switch on’ announces a heading in the London Science Museum permanent exhibition...

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