• 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,  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

    Anthroposophy, Architecture, and Design

    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 lovely photo is of the Waldorf school I attended, the Pine Hill Campus at High Mowing School in Wilton New Hampshire. When I was young I often wondered why our school was in such a unique building.  As children my friends and I would joke about how it had "no right angles", which isn't actually true. However the unique angles in the building have certainly sparked me to wonder, "why?". I loved hosting the…

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

    A Road Map For Anthroposophy

      I decided to title this episode “A Road Map for Anthroposophy”, because I felt that really best described what this episode is. If you're a big Waldorfy fan and have listened in all the way back to the beginning of season one, you'll remember that in episode 103 I did a more brief sweeping introduction to anthroposophy. If you want to go back and check that episode out click here. In this episode we’re breaking down what anthroposophy is in simple terms and then laying out all the things that fall under the umbrella of anthroposophy. I know I referenced that umbrella term a lot in the trailer for…

  • Alumni Perspectives,  Podcast,  Waldorf in the Home,  Waldorf Parent Perspectives,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Waldorf Alumni Mothers

    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. It was an absolute honor to speak with the mothers featured in this episode. It came to me while exploring this season's topic of Waldorf in the home, that there may be some interest in how we do things in our home, as Waldorf alumni now mothers. In each segment of this episode I speak with each featured guest individually. We discuss what their Waldorf experience was like, how the transition was from Waldorf to…