One of the many reasons we decided to base Earthschooling on Waldorf-inspired principles was because of the strong science base Waldorf-inspired education provides. When I share this thought with parents and teachers the first questions they ask is (something like), “How can Waldorf-inspired education create great scientists? And what do you mean – strong science […]
Waldorf Teacher Training: Teaching History in the Early & Middle Grades
It always seems like there is a lot to cover with history and there is. If you covered everything in history from every period you would have to read every newspaper and book from every country for every year you are studying. Of course that sounds extreme, but I see many teachers/parents get very frustrated […]
Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: 8th Grade and Up
I’m always on the lookout for interesting books I can use in home education. I’m pretty “picky” so new ones don’t come along very often. My requirements are – they need to be interesting enough to capture the attention of a teenager (I have 13 and 15), they need to have enough information that I […]
A Waldorf Main Lesson Book: Where are the Worksheets and Exams?
Imagine a world with no quizzes, textbooks or worksheets. That sounds like it would be a dream school for most children! This is what it is like in a Waldorf school. In fact, Waldorf education engages the student in the learning process to the extent where worksheets or exams would actually interfere with their learning […]