• 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…

  • 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…

  • Anthroposophy,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    The Camphill Movement

    I have had many messages over the course of the last year asking the question, “How does Waldorf or anthroposophy meet individuals with cognitive and or physical disabilities?” There are a few ways one could answer this question and from what I’m learning there is more than one perspective. Within the Waldorf school, the extra lesson would be something of interest for anyone asking this question. There’s also curative education, which I’m just learning about. Curative education meets the needs of children with intellectual and physical disabilities. I hope to be able to cover both the extra lesson, and curative education in individual episodes sometime soon, but the focus of…

  • Anthroposophy,  Podcast,  The Waldorf Approach,  Waldorf School,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Waldorf Walls: Color and the Lazure Technique

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. Growing up attending a Waldorf school, one of the things I would look forward to most at the end of the year was the excitement of getting to move into a new classroom the following year. The next grade always felt so much more cool, and moving to a new classroom meant moving into a room of a new color! If you've attended a Waldorf school, or have had a child attend one, you may…

  • Anthroposophy,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    An Introduction to Eurythmy

    This was a very special interview for me to conduct. I made up my mind quite a while ago that I wanted to feature an episode on eurythmy. It was an extra special treat to get to have my mother-in-law Carol Renwick as my guest. Carol met Anthroposophy and eurythmy in her twenties when she was a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Toronto. Eurythmy spoke to her soul and held out a promise of supporting her to become a whole, integrated person, not just a walking head and dancer with little connection between the two.  She decided to commit to the 4 year training and then also…

  • Biodynamic Farming,  Natural and Organic,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Wisdom of a Biodynamic Farmer

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. This episode is unique and is quite a bit different than episodes I’ve done in the past. In the last episode , which was episode 302, titled, “Biodynamic Farming”, I spoke with Alice Groh in depth about biodynamic farming, what it is and especially what distinguishes it from conventional and organic farming. In this episode my discussion with Lincoln centers on his experience as a biodynamic farmer. We talk about how he got into biodynamic…

  • Anthroposophy,  Biodynamic Farming,  Natural and Organic,  Podcast,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Biodynamic Farming

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. The area of Rudolf Steiner's study of anthroposophy that interests me most, second to Waldorf education of course is biodynamic farming. I happen to be a member at a biodynamic farm and I have to tell you that the beyond delicious goodies we get from our farm fill both my family's bellies and souls with their goodness. So what is biodynamic farming? What makes it unique? This is exactly what I break down in this…