Representation Matters: Updating Waldorf in the Home to Address the Problem of “White as Default”

By Jasmine Rose “The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.”— Ijeoma Oluo   Growing up white in North America, having any awareness of race and racism is ... Read More ►

Views from the Field: 21 Observations, Tips, and Questions from Teachers on Virtual Teaching and Learning

by Liz Beaven, EdD Most schools have launched a new school year in a start like no other with the majority of classes being offered virtually or in hybrid format. How do we approach Fall 2020 with its continuous requirement to develop and adopt plans, change adopted plans, then repeat as circumstances shift? How do we align our belief in ... Read More ►

Reflections on the Current World Crisis – Inner Development for World Development

Reflections on the Current World Crisis - Inner Development for World Development An interview with Lisa Romero by Sarah Hearn We would hope that out of this shift, all of us are taking the responsibility to move what we can towards a healthier, connected society, where all peoples are considered and regarded, and our financial system and our healthcare systems ... Read More ►

Is It True? Approaches for Helping Children Discern and Resonate with the Truths in Their Lives

by Nancy Blanning Children were born to ask questions. It is a human imperative that they explore this new world by fingers, eyes, and mouth as infants and toddlers and then use the mouth as the great explorer to ask about everything. Though the seemingly endless “Why?” questions become tiring, they seem easy when the “Is it true?” query comes. ... Read More ►

Society’s Seed of Change: Vaccinate?! by Georg Soldner, MD

The topic of vaccination elicits passionate responses. Why do we need to vaccinate earlier and earlier today? Georg Soldner in conversation with Wolfgang Held. Wolfgang Held: Why is the debate on the topic of vaccination so intense? Georg Soldner: The topic of vaccination has been polarized ever since there have been vaccinations. As early as 1860, there were statements from ... Read More ►

Waldorf Emergency and Trauma Pedagogy Comes to the US How Trauma-Informed Care Works for Children Living in Poverty by Ida Oberman

The term “Emergency Pedagogy” is one that has emerged over the past fifteen years to coincide with the dramatic increase in natural disasters, such as the Philippines befallen by earthquakes in 2018 and the cyclone in Mozambique as recently as April 2019. What evolved through a Waldorf educational approach provided healing for many children. How it all began Stuttgart 2006 ... Read More ►

Talking our Children to “Deaf”

By Nancy Blanning There are moments of wonder which leave us astonished in joy as we witness a young child coming into beinghood. With each new step, she progresses further in coming into connection with this new physical and social world. Satisfying the infant’s hunger and snuggling establish a physical connection with the mother. The first smile reaches out as ... Read More ►