Topic's under the umbrella of Waldorf education, particularly surrounding things having to do with Waldorf school.
Art in Waldorf Education
In this episode I speak with Waldorf class teacher of 23 years, Darcy Drayton. As I’m introducing the episode, I first speak a little about why art is being integrated across all subjects in Waldorf education. Then when speaking with Darcy, we discuss more of how art is incorporated in the curriculum and how she uses different artistic mediums as tools to teach with. Darcy, an artist herself, also speaks about drama and class plays in the Waldorf curriculum, and how she uses her artistic freedom as a teacher, to meet the children where they’re at developmentally. While also trying to be aware of the challenges that they will face…
More with Waldorf alum Theo Groh
In this episode, 105, I continue my conversation from last week’s episode with Theo Groh. In this segment of the conversation we speak more about anthroposophy and the gift of Waldorf education from our experience as Waldorf alumni. Theo Groh grew up on a biodynamic farm in Wilton New Hampshire. He attended Waldorf school K-12 at Pine Hill and High Mowing School. He graduated with a B.A in Politics from Saint Anselm College, and is currently completing his masters in Digital Marketing and Design at Brandeis University. After spending some time working in politics and non-profits, Theo worked in admissions and marketing for High Mowing School. He is now a…
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…