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 […]
Continuity in Curriculum: Waldorf Curriculum: Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
As I was working on the final touches of the seventh grade curriculum last month it struck me how many times I said “Remember when you studied this in 3rd grade…” or “you can see how this history lesson relates to the math lesson we are doing this year…” When I look through the Earthschooling […]
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 […]