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Waldorf in the News: Children Have More Than Five Senses

Waldorf Principle Explored: Steiner’s 12-Senses (Additional information on Steiner’s 12-senses is available HERE) Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf method of education believed that all people, including the students you teach, have 12 senses. For many people, belief in a “sixth sense” is not a big leap. Some of the other senses he describes are harder...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 108

#Earthschooling365: Day One Hundred and Eight Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today on the nature walk I noticed that the fairy house a lady had built along the trail had been moved and reduced in size. Most likely the reason was because the old fairy house was in the woods a bit farther...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 107

#Earthschooling365: Day One Hundred and Seven Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today I saw this little fawn all alone in the forest. But he was not scared. He seemed simply curious about me and stood up to check me out. He knew his mother was nearby so he felt confident to explore the...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 105

#Earthschooling365: Day One Hundred and Five Inner Work Meditation (Heart):  The squirrel signs were unmistakable – a twitching tail and loud chattering that let us know we were not welcome to approach any closer. We backed away and honored their request out of respect for their territory and habitat. Every day we...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 104

#Earthschooling365: Day One Hundred and Four Inner Work Meditation (Heart): For weeks the creek has fascinated me. It is only about ten feet from the trail we walk on yet since it is lined with trees and a drop-off nobody ever walks near the creek. This means that a lot of wildlife...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 103

#Earthschooling365: Day One Hundred and Three Inner Work Meditation (Heart): I have been working on this 365 day project for three years and although I had some photos I liked from today’s walk my favorite June 11 photos may always be these full moon photos I took last year. What struck...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 102

#Earthschooling365: Day One Hundred and Two Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Yesterday we talked about how it is important to take time to re-focus on your goals and try again. Today’s inner work will be to focus on ways we can move forward after being “derailed”. One of the most effective techniques is...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 101

#Earthschooling365: Day One Hundred and One Inner Work Meditation (Heart): If you have been following the first 100 days of nature walks then you probably noticed I took a break from posting. I still continued to walk and take photos but unforeseen circumstances prevented me from posting to the blog. So I...
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Waldorf in the News: Natural Light & Outdoor Play Reduces Short-Sightedness in Children

Waldorf Principle Explored: Bringing the Classroom Outdoors & The Outdoors Inside Having students spend significant amounts of time outdoors is integral to Waldorf education. No matter what the weather is or the student’s age, students are dressed appropriately and have daily time to play and explore outdoors. Even when students are indoors, classrooms...
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Waldorf In the News: Using Nature in the Classroom

Waldorf Principle Explored: Natural Supplies in the Classroom If you have ever explored a Waldorf toy catalog or website you have probably noticed that every toy, school supply and piece of clothing is “all natural”. This means that the supplies are made from natural materials like cotton, beeswax, wood, plants and other...
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