• Waldorf School

    Affordability and Waldorf Education

    Ok, we have to talk about it. Waldorf school is expensive. For most families it’s really expensive. When I first started writing this post it was a from a very woeful place. I was thinking of how tough it is to be a good parent. How a parent might stumble on Waldorf education and find it a really good fit for their family. One might even find a Waldorf school in their area, go through the beautiful website, to find the tuition page, then, sticker shock. Why? Because this is America and the cost of a private education isn’t cheap. That’s how these institutions stay running. They collect tuition, cover…

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    What is anthroposophy?

    In this episode I speak with Torin Finser, PhD. Torin has has a lengthly career serving Waldorf education, first as a Waldorf class teacher and then as a faculty member and director of the Waldorf Teacher Education Program at Antioch University New England. Torin has served as the general secretary for the anthroposophical society in America as well as helped found the Center for Anthroposophy in New Hampshire. His research and writings have reached people all over the world including several books that have been translated into multiple languages. I was so fortune to speak with Torin, seeking to answer the question, “What is anthroposophy?” If you’re a parent or…

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    What is Waldorf Education? PART 2

    In this second segment of my exploration of “What is Waldorf Education?”, I speak with retired Waldorf Teacher, Hugh Renwick. Hugh, who also happens to be my father in-law, has thirty years of experience as a Waldorf teacher, seven as a high school teacher, and twenty one as class teacher in the lower grades. Hugh elaborates on what it means to educate to the developmental stage that the child is at, in addition to giving a picture of what those phases look like, which Glynn also touched on in PART 1. He also speaks about the Waldorf curriculum from kindergarten all the way through high school. RESOURCES: In this episode…

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    What is Waldorf Education? PART 1

    In this first episode of Waldorfy I speak with veteran handwork teacher Glynn Graham. Glynn has twenty five years of experience as a Waldorf handwork teacher and four years as a class teacher. Within this first part of my two episode exploration of “What is Waldorf Education?”, Glynn first discusses the founding of Waldorf education and the first Waldorf school. She then goes into more depth on the Waldorf approach. We talk about what “head, hearts, and hands” really means in relation to Waldorf, she and speaks about what really distinguishes Waldorf education for a more traditional approach. EDIT: I mention in introducing Glynn in this episode that her husband…