• Podcast,  The Waldorf Approach,  Waldorf School,  Waldorfy Podcast,  What is Waldorf Education

    Season 5 Trailer Introducing “Waldorf Through the Grades”

    In this special trailer episode I'm introducing the theme for the fifth season of the show: "Waldorf Through the Grades". Throughout this season I'll be hosting seasoned Waldorf teachers to talk with me about each grade on it's own starting with grade one continuing through grade eight. We'll be discussing the different developmental stages of the child as they pass through each grade and dive deeper into the curriculum and how it works to meet the needs of the developing child. Also in this trailer I brought my husband, Tobin, back on the show. We talk about his Waldorf experience, and how it often was quite different than mine, as…

  • Inclusion for the Black Community in Waldorf Education,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Inclusion and Belonging in Waldorf Education with Ashley May

    I could not be more excited to host the incredible Ashley May as my guest for the finale episode of season four. It has been a really eye opening season of episodes for many, each episode featured an individual with their own unique experience as a Black individual within a Waldorf community. In this episode however Ashley and I discuss the topic of this season, "Inclusion and Belonging", in a more broad way, utilizing her expertise as a WECAN member familiar with Waldorf, an educational researcher and ethnographer. We discuss what Ashley appreciates about the Waldorf approach, how it serves children, and also where it needs to improve to become…

  • Inclusion for the Black Community in Waldorf Education,  Podcast,  Waldorf Parent Perspectives,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Sabine’s Waldorf Experience

    I should say that I have been looking forward to collaborating with Sabine for a very long time. I first emailed her way back in February and I am SO glad that we got to chat and record together. In this episode, Sabine speaks with me about her experience discovering  Waldorf education, becoming a Waldorf teacher, and all about how she started All of us Crayons. Follow Waldorfy on Social Media TwitterFacebookInstagram More about Sabine... Sabine Josephs, founder of All of Us Crayons and Waldorf mama to her young daughter Olivia.  Sabine and her husband discovered Waldorf Education through the works and studies of @paul.chek.  Paul spoke about biodynamic farming and…

  • Inclusion for the Black Community in Waldorf Education,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Kenya’s Waldorf Experience

     In this episode I’m speaking with Kenya Strong all about her experience with Waldorf education including her many years as a Waldorf teacher.  I’m so grateful to Kenya for agreeing to share her story and experience with me in this episode.  As is the case with the other episodes in this series, it may feel uncomfortable and even triggering to hear the experiences of those who’ve been marginalized. I think the best way to listen in to Kenya’s story is with an open mind and an open heart. Kenya will be sharing her experience and the way she feels Waldorf communities can move towards being more inclusive. If you’re struggling…

  • Alumni Perspectives,  Inclusion for the Black Community in Waldorf Education,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Joanis’s Waldorf Experience

    Joanis is a 19 year old living in New York City and is currently a student at SUNY New Platz majoring in Black studies. In this episode Joanis and I get into what she enjoyed about her Waldorf experience and the kinds of challenges she experienced. Similar to the last episode, there are moments of my conversation with Joanis that may be hard to process for some. As I have mentioned in the pervious episode, you may feel uncomfortable or triggered by hearing some of these experiences. You may feel you need to justify or you may feel defensive. Feelings like this can be normal when we’re exposed to the…

  • Alumni Perspectives,  Inclusion for the Black Community in Waldorf Education,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Emely’s Waldorf Experience

    Emely, a Black Waldorf alumna, speaks with me in this episode all about her experience attending a Waldorf school. Emely, currently a student at George Washington University, is articulate in speaking about what she liked about her years attending a Waldorf school, and in sharing the struggles she faced. I can not thank Emely enough for speaking with me in this interview. As she will share in this episode, some of Emely’s experiences as a Black Waldorf student are intense and even traumatic. As I said in the pervious episode, I’m not looking to point fingers or call out individuals and communities. “Inclusion and Belonging for the Black community in…

  • Inclusion for the Black Community in Waldorf Education,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Genevieve Dagobert ~ On Race, Waldorf Education, Anthroposophy, and Steiner

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I say it in the episode, but I really can not express enough gratitude for my lovely guest Genevieve Dagobert. Genevieve is right here in New Hampshire, where I currently am, but we've only just connected this year. She is so brilliant, passionate, and courageous, I really just can't say enough about her. Geneviève is a life-long educator with over thirty years of teaching experience, both in Haiti and the US, ranging from early childhood through elementary grades, to educating adults in a college setting. In 1983, Genevieve opened an Early Childhood center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She migrated to the US in 1992…

  • Podcast,  Waldorf School,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Inclusion and Belonging: The Trailer for Season Four

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy podcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I am so excited to be sharing this trailer with you and to begin this season of episodes. About seven months ago, I began planning an episode about inclusion and belonging in Waldorf education. I have been asked many times since the Waldorfy podcast launched to cover the topic of Waldorf, inclusion, and equity. I also had this feeling right from the start that it was something I wanted to dive deeper into. As you may have heard me mention many times through Waldorfy podcast episodes, I had a very positive experience attending a Waldorf school as a child. I had great teachers,…

  • Anthroposophy,  Podcast,  Touching on Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Relating to Anthroposophy

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher This episode is totally unique to anything I've done before. In the episode I'm being interviewed by the lovely Laura Scappaticci of the Anthroposopher podcast. Laura was my guest in last week's episode and right after I interviewed her, she interviewed me for her show. In that conversation we spent more time on what I find intriguing about anthroposophy. I speak about my connection and appreciation of Waldorf education and biodynamic farming. We also discussed  statements that Steiner made about race. I have an interest in some ideas in the sphere of anthroposophy but I have never been able to get over…

  • Anthroposophy,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    All About Anthroposophy with Laura Scappaticci of the Anthroposopher Podcast

    As I mention at the start of this episode, I think it's helpful to hear stories of personal discovery and exploration with anthroposophy. At least for me, a lot of ideas surrounding anthroposophy are kind of out there and I find it interesting to speak with individuals who are really diving deep into understanding Steiner's ideas and all the different areas that anthroposophy extends to. Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher My guest in this episode is Laura Scappaticci. She is the Director of Programs for the Anthroposophical Society in America. Before joining the ASA in 2016, Laura had over sixteen years of experience in education creating and managing…