Waldorf Associations & Think-Tanks
Here are some reputable online sources to help you to learn more about Waldorf education:
AWSNA– The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America offers news, blogs & current links to what’s happening in Waldorf Schools across North America.
WECAN – The Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Waldorf Answers – A private site with sound information on the history of Waldorf Education.
Waldorf 100 – A group initiative from the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education.
Short Videos About Waldorf Education
Here are two educational video links about Waldorf philosophies and pedagogy to get you started.
Preparing for Life – with the Waldorf School of Peninsula
This fantastic short film (approx. 15 mins) titled Preparing for Life is a documentary about the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and produced by PotentialSF. “For children to lead successful lives in any sector of our society,whether that’s in technology, the arts, education or the public sector,they will need the capacities for creativity, resiliency and innovative thinking, all diverse skills that transcend disciplines and foster high levels of social and emotional intelligence. Preparing for Life captures the essence of how the Waldorf School of the Peninsula prepares students to be ’21st century smart’. It takes a comprehensive look at the school though scenes from the classroom; parent, teacher, and alumni interviews; student work and performances; and sports, festivals and community events.”*
*Source IMDB.com (2013)
Learn to Change the World – Waldorf 100 Film
“The film “Learn to Change the World”, also produced by PotentialSF, shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy. It is the first of more to come which aim to show concrete approaches to these tasks.”* It is the first in a series of three films that outline the approach Waldorf Education is taking in the 21st century and the evidence to why Waldorf philosophies still resonate in this day and age. “The 2nd film – Waldorf 100 – Part 2 deals with encounter, engagement and inclusion: learning that goes beyond merely accumulating information can be understood as an individual way to seek the truth. The final film –“Becoming” is the third film in a series of short films produced on the occasion of the centenary of Waldorf Education under the direction of the award-winning Californian documentary filmmaker Paul Zehre.”*
*Source Waldorf-100.com (2019)
Parent Education Resource Links
We have compiled the following resources to support parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
Risk, Resilience and the Changing Reality of Adolescence in North America by Charlotte Jacklein (925K PDF)
An Intentional Education with Brian Gohlke (YouTube)
Turning Education On Its Head with Douglas Gerwin (YouTube)
Root, Shoot & Fruit, a talk by Douglas Gerwin on the capacity of imagination from preschool to adulthood (YouTube)
Waldorf 201 Presentation by Former WWS Principal Aegir Morgan
DADD – a gentle, effective discipline tool for parents and caregivers (227K PDF)
The Compassionate Response Exercise (506K PDF)
What To Do with All That Art?! (338K PDF)
While You Are Not Sleeping (64K PDF)
The Healing Power of Sleep (68K PDF)
Six-Year-Old Change (100K PDF)
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) About WWS?
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