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    Waldorf Early Childhood

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy podcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher As always I love my conversations with listener favorite and returning guest, Meagan Rose Wilson of Whole Family Rhythms. In this episode we're discussing all things "Waldorf Early Childhood". What happens in a Waldorf early childhood, pre-school, or childcare setting? What does a typical day look like? How can we bring these ideas into our home life with young children? What about potty training? Is there a "Waldorf approach", and many more topics are explored in this episode. Follow Waldorfy on Social Media TwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: Early in this episode Megan references Elizabeth Grunelius as someone who Steiner gave indications on early childhood. She…

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    Supporting Children Through Toddlerhood

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher In this episode I'm speaking with Faith Collins, author of "Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers: Create a Life That You and Your Child Both Love", all about life with toddlers, the ups and downs, and how to work through the challenges. Faith is the daughter of Rahima Baldwin Dancy author of "You Are Your Child's First Teacher", and the guest I spoke with in the first episode of this sixth season. Faith was a wonderful guest, has a great sense of humor, and I love the candor she brought to our conversation. Follow Waldorfy on Socail MediaTwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: Faith doesn't push it enough in…

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    The “Waldorf” Baby

    The "Waldorf Baby", is there such a thing? In this episode I'm speaking with returning guest, listener favorite, and author of, "You Are Your Child's First Teacher", Rahima Baldwin Dancy. We're discussing all things Waldorf and babies. Did Steiner give indications for children under one? What were his insights into human development that might help us to support the growth of a young child? Breastfeeding? Baby wearing? These are all things we got to explore in this episode. Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher Rahima is one of my all time favorite guests. Not only was she an incredible Waldorf early childhood teacher, she was also a midwife…

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    SEASON SIX TRAILER!

    Thank you for being here and supporting the launch of the sixth season of Waldorfy! In this season we're exploring all things Waldorf from birth to age seven. During this season we'll be focused on this early stage including the baby months, toddlerhood, the preschool, and kindergarten years all through the lens of the Waldorf approach. Follow Waldorfy on Social MediaTwitterFacebookInstagram In this trailer segment I'm giving away some spoiler alerts by dropping the names of a few guests and discussing a few upcoming episode topics. So much great content is coming!! Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I also spend a good chunk of this trailer episode discussing…

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    Eighth Grade and the Eighth Grader

    I had an amazing time interviewing Simone for this episode. She was really the perfect guest for this final episode of the fifth season. In many of the episodes of season five we've been touching on expanding on Waldorf, but Simone really goes into depth on this. She speaks not just about grade eight, but how she's expanded on the "traditional" Waldorf curriculum in other grades as well. I loved all the episodes of this fifth season, but I have to say my conversation with Simone for this episode is my favorite. Content warning, we do speak briefly about sexual education in this episode, it may not be suitable for…

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    Seventh Grade and the Seventh Grader

    Returning guest Anne Clair Goodman speaks with me in this episode all about seventh grade and the seventh grader. Similar to the other episodes in this season, we spend most of our discussion focused on how the curriculum of the seventh grade meets the twelve and thirteen year old where they're at. We also continued our discussion on media and screen time that we begun in our conversation about the sixth grade. Subscribe to the Waldorfy podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher     Special thanks to Waldorfy podcast supporter Palumba! Support Waldorfy on Patreon Patreon Follow Waldorfy on Socail Media TwitterFacebookInstagram

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    Sixth Grade and the Sixth Grader

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher For this episode I was so fortunate to get to speak with incredible guest, Anne Clair Goodman all about sixth grade and the sixth grader. The experience for the sixth grader is so different than any age or grade we've talked about this season. The twelve year change, which we discuss in this episode, is a challenging developmental shift that may be just beginning in the sixth grade but generally continues into the teenage years. In addition to speaking about the blocks in the sixth grade curriculum we also speak about media and screen time as that can also be an interesting component…

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    Fifth Grade and the Fifth Grader

    In this episode experienced Waldorf teacher Jen Kershaw and I explore fifth grade within a Waldorf school. We discuss the Waldorf fifth grade curriculum, how it uniquely meets the fifth grader where they're at, and much more! Subscribe to the Waldorf PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher More about Jen Kershaw... Jen Kershaw has a B.A. in Acting/Theater Performance from the University of South Florida, a Masters of Science in Education from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Antioch University New England. In the theater world, she performed with Metro Theater Company from St. Louis, Missouri, performing and teaching workshops across the United States. Jen has been teaching…

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    Fourth Grade and the Fourth Grader

    What happens after the nine year change? Guest Angela Lindstrom and I are discussing what the nine/ten year old is going through developmentally during the fourth grade year. We talk about the changes that the fourth grader is experiencing at this age, how the adults in their lives can be supporting guides in their lives, as well as how the Waldorf fourth grade curriculum works to engage the fourth grader where they're at developmentally. Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher More about Angela Lindstrom... Angela grew up in a little house in the big woods of Ohio, playing beside the gently flowing waters of the Little Miami River. The…

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    Third Grade and the Third Grader

    In this episode experienced Waldorf teacher Kris Ritz and I discuss the Waldorf third grade year with a focus on the developing third grader. What is the nine/ten year old experiencing? How can we the adults in their lives be most supportive of their experience at this time of transition? These are the sorts of questions we dive into in this episode. Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher Kris Ritz is a Waldorf teacher who joined the Emerson Waldorf School community in 2008. She is grateful for the creative students and community-building parents she has been with over the years and is with during this current grades school journey.…