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    Waldorf, Reading, and Books

      Subscribe to the Waldorfy podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify Meredith Floyd-Preston of the Waldorf Journey podcast is back! I love speaking with Meredith, she's such a joy to host. I really love here ability to be concise and light hearted. Her passion for Waldorf truly shines in everything she does. In the episode we're exploring what makes the Waldorf approach to reading and writing unique and effective.  Meredith speaks to her experience with this in the Waldorf classroom, and I speak to my own Waldorf experience and how I'm going about approaching this topic now with my young children. Follow Waldorfy on Social Media XFacebookInstagram Resources: Click here to learn more about…

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    Reading, Writing, and Testing in Waldorf Education

    In this episode I bring Helen Ann Ireland on the show to talk about how reading and writing are taught in the Waldorf approach. We also get into the topic of testing, why there aren’t tests in the early grades, and how students are assessed academically throughout Waldorf education. I loved having Helen Ann on the podcast. She is articulate, super educated on the topics we discussed, and has loads of experience in the Waldorf classroom. In the first part of the episode we cover the topic of reading and how it’s introduced in the Waldorf approach. Helen Ann describes how direct instruction in reading isn’t introduced until  first grade,…

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