You will learn how relevant education through the 'head, heart, and hands' can be for our children and for the future we hope to create. It's written so 21st century mortals can understand it and relate to it. This book is about imagination and change in both the child and the educator. Since their inception over 80 years ago, Steiner-Waldorf schools have offered a much-needed model for educational reform. I loved the philosophy behind the education. The essential parent Actively engaged at home ; Emotionally engaged at home ; Helping children to think for themselves ; The challenge of homework ; Empowering parents -- 7.
A good introduction to Waldorf method for the skeptical but curious newcomer. Did not really address the issue of the actual mechanics of Waldorf education or the philosophy behind it. The author does a good job tying the advantages of Waldorf into contemporary mainstream educational research and psychosocial development, but not in a formal, journal-type way that would satisfy the harshest skeptics. I personally would have liked to have more of everything more understanding of Steiner's philosophies, more examples of lessons and the application of those ideas. The Waldorf high school Good habits of mind ; Truth, beauty and goodness ; The pedagogy at work ; Small is beautiful ; Balanced development in the high school -- 6. The two downfalls I had with this book are the lack of focus on the spiritual aspect of this method and I really, really wish t I started reading this book to give me an idea of this educational philosophy and I have to say, it definitely sparked my interest in learning more about it. 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.
It gave me good in site into how the school are run, how this type of education effects the minds of children and what is expected of the teachers. The author provides a compelling, clearly written picture of the key components of a Waldorf education, focusing especially on child learning experiences that develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. However, I am now left with the question, which Steiner book is best? 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. I'm sending my daughter to the San Francisco Waldorf School this year and I was given this book by the school. . I felt this was a pretty decent overview of the Waldorf education philosophy. I'm not sure if he never re I found this to be an informative introduction to the Waldorf method.
Written by a Waldorf educator, this is a good introduction to the basic philosophies of a Waldorf school system. It prepares students for life, not just for university or a future job. Plus, it really made me think twice about public education and how, although we are taught good methods are used, my eyes are starting to be open to how there are much better methods being used or that can be used. Waldorf schools emphasize that it's important to help children think for themselves and problem solve on their own. I love the idea of a three-dimensional education for children.
Reading this helped revitalize my journey as a homeschooling parent. 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. This gave me a good basic overview, however I give it three stars because he glorifies a good teacher as being one who goes to school sick, shows up early and stays late, works on the weekend and to me that's not a good teacher. Education should engage the heart and imagination as much as the mind and a Waldorf education sounds like a great way to do that. Plus a fair amount of testimonials by some parents, teachers, and students.
As usual with a book like this, the tone really bothered me: all is so rosy, life so simple, here is the answer. What I am searching for is a book about teaching, learning, creating, and parenting. I started reading this book to give me an idea of this educational philosophy and I have to say, it definitely sparked my interest in learning more about it. However, all that aside, this book made me think about teaching differently, especially with my high school students, and Waldorf-style education does sound pretty awesome if I was interested in private school , especially for elementary age. Not sure if that was intended or not, but I found it frustrating. A jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of a three-dimensional education.
On the plus side, this book is written from an entirely personal perspective the author is a Waldorf educator and he provided a lot of examples that he saw in his own classroom. Maybe even a few how to's. This book by Jack Petrash, however, I loved. I wish there was more about what the Waldorf scho This gave me a good basic overview, however I give it three stars because he glorifies a good teacher as being one who goes to school sick, shows up early and stays late, works on the weekend and to me that's not a good teacher. 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.
It gave basic principles of the education and their application without getting too bogged down in pedagogy and theory. As my first introduction to reading on Waldorf education I thought it was pretty good. It's written so 21st century mortals can understand it and relate to it. I was doing some personal research and had no clue what Waldorf was when I stumbled upon the name Steiner. I only gave it 3 stars because,after reading the book, I learned that there is a whole spiritual side of the Waldorf philosophy anthroposophism that this author did not address, most likely because it can be rather controversial. Focusing on stories and myths to teach. However, I do want to say that the use of examples was well done, particularly the segment on how children are taught their letters and reading, a topic I have long wondered about.