Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out

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Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you're Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important ideas on ...
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Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you're Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important ideas on learning that you can apply today.
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The Waldorf philosophy of education began in Germany in the 1920s. Rudolph Steiner, its author, devised a system of education that focuses on the individual and proposes to educate or develop all areas of a child, the mind, the body and the spirit. This book, which explains in everyday language the Waldorf philosophy and practices, is written by a former Waldorf teacher. Waldorf Schools sprung up in America in the early part of the 20th century and many continue today, primarily in larger cities. The book focuses on the three areas of development in the Waldorf philosophy¾thinking, feeling and willing (perseverence)¾within the three stages of childhood, preschool, grade school and high school. The author, having experienced teaching at all levels since a teacher follows the same students throughout their school experience, does a deft job of explaining the focus of each age level. He gives examples of the curriculum students at each age might experience. Again, the primary focus is the development of the whole child, not just the thinking child, on which most public schools focus. Parents exploring alternative methods of education, particularly in light of the new voucher system, will find this book helpful in their research efforts. It's a philosophy that has adapted to the changes in modern life without compromising its founding principles. 2002, Gryphon House Books,
— Meredith Kiger
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876592465
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Petrash has been a teacher for over 30 years, much of that time at the Washington Waldorf School in Maryland where he has taken three classes of children from grade one through grade eight. In addition to teaching, he is the director of the Nova Institute, dedicated to working with parents and teachers to promote a deeper understanding of children.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 9
Ch. 1 Broadening Horizons 11
Doing the Right Thing 13
Measuring a Student's Progress 15
The Journey Toward Wholeness 20
Ch. 2 Head, Heart, Hands 23
Ain't Misbehavin' 23
Capacities for the Future 25
Three Stages of Childhood 31
The Balanced Development of All Three key Capacities 32
Dimensions of the Day 33
Ch. 3 The Waldorf Preschool 35
The Importance of Play 39
The Importance of Work 45
The Importance of Imitation 46
The Importance of Stories 48
Ch. 4 The Waldorf Grade School 51
Teaching Reading 52
Teaching Through Art 59
The Grade School Curriculum 64
The Role of Stories in the Curriculum 65
The Role of Music in the Curriculum 72
The Waldorf Class Teacher 75
Ch. 5 The Waldorf High School 83
Good Habits of Mind 84
Truth, Beauty, and Goodness 87
The Pedagogy at Work 90
Small Is Beautiful 96
Balanced Development in the High School 99
Ch. 6 The Essential Parent 103
Actively Engaged at Home 104
Emotionally Engaged at Home 108
Helping Children Think for Themselves 109
The Challenge of Homework 111
Empowering Parents 112
Ch. 7 A Teacher's Journey 115
What Makes a Good Teacher? 116
The Active Teacher 117
The Emotionally Active Teacher 119
The Thoughtful Teacher 124
The Reflective Teacher 126
Ch. 8 Towards a Truly Human Education 131
The Fullness of Humanity 133
Preserving Spiritual Connections 134
Spiritual Well-Being 138
The Unspoken Lessons 139
The Spoken Lessons 142
Moral Education 143
References 147
Index 151
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2003

    THE Book to Convince the Grandparents

    My parents were really nervous about our sending our child to a Waldorf School. They tried reading a few different books, but wrote them off as airy-fairy and didn't finish. This one they did finish - or at least mostly! I loved it as well. There is not so much talk of astral and etheric, but more practical information about what children learn in a Waldorf School. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book!

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