Education lays the foundation stone for the development of every human being and is one of the most important bases of modern society. Through holistic teaching and learning practices, Waldorf education aims to foster not only academic skills but also the emotional and social potentialities of its students.
“Students grow together through intellectual, emotional, and physical experiences that engage them with the academic material. Embedded within this is the chance to learn fairness, equity, and respect for themselves and each other.” Dr. Torin Finser, PhD, of Antioch University New England
Ms. Moore’s chalkboard drawing highlights how a long division lesson can also be used as a vehicle for discussion for equity and inclusion. “Introducing long division in Grade 4 this week- but remembering that equal division is not always the right thing. Equity and social justice come first.” – Ms. Moore, WWS Grade 4 teacher