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The Beginnings of Sophia Mundi: Doing the Good – Steiner Education



The Beginnings of Sophia Mundi: Doing the Good – Steiner Education

Seeds: Infant Welfare Sisters, Margaret Piper and Joan Salter’s work moved parents to long for a wholesome education for their children. Friends, Judy Abbot and Judy Weatherhead listened when Joseph Chiltern-Pearce suggested that only Steiner education could meet their children’s needs. Others had met Rudolf Steiner’s ideas in relation to their own spiritual searching, or […]

Raising the screen-free child: Some parents push back against technology – Alternative Education



Raising the screen-free child: Some parents push back against technology – Alternative Education

By Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune For Katie Silberman, the turning point came when a house painter accidentally ripped out the TV cables. Silberman and her husband, never big TV fans, had fallen into the habit of letting their sons, Lincoln, then 7, and Haven, 4, watch television. Now, with the electronic box quiet at last, […]

Color in the Waldorf School



Color in the Waldorf School

In old Hawai’i, when a rainbow appeared in the sky, the people declared that a divine presence was near and that it was a sign of “heavenly footsteps” coming to light on the earth. Many cultures, including the Judeo-Christian tradition, see the naturally occurring spectrum of colors as a “token of the covenant between God […]

Music Education Benefits-Steiner Curriculum



By Edward Droscher Music is a very powerful subject – It has been used since the Greek times for healing, communication, relaxation and for enjoyment. Even before birth we are aware of our mother’s heartbeat and during infancy are relaxed by the song of a lullaby. Every day everybody hears some form of musical pitch […]

Making a Molehill out of a Mountain-simple play-Steiner Education



Making a Molehill out of a Mountain-simple play-Steiner Education

In the modern era of too much too fast, our great challenge as parents is finding ways to slow down. When my first child was a baby, it seemed so easy to control the flow of stuff. I made bold statements that we would only ever allow character-free, wood, lead-free toys in our home. We […]

The pedagogy and the pride of waldorf school plays by Dr. Rick Tan- Alternative Education Melbourne



Dr. Rick Tan shares this article about the profound experience of a Waldorf school play, reprinted from his blog The Waldorf Way: When the applause of students, friends, family, and faculty is given at the end of the performance of a Waldorf school play, it is more than a traditional response to a production that was well executed, […]

The Importance of Fairy Tales – Alternative Education Australia – Steiner Education



On the Importance of Fairy Tales Should we continue to read these often frightening stories to our children? Post published by Sheila Kohler on Jun 06, 2014 in Dreaming for Freud   Fairy tales, of course, have been with us for a long time. Some of the earliest were written in a Neapolitan dialect by […]

Parenting Lessons I Learned From a Waldorf (Steiner) Kindergarten



Via Victoria Feddenon Jun 14, 2014 It was my dream job and I didn’t get it. All I wanted was to work in that beautiful, quaint school with the wooden toys and the sheer silks where everything smelled of lavender. The Waldorf School looked like the calmest, coolest place on earth and when I set […]