In our daily lives we can do many things to help the children build courage and face their lives with confidence. A strong and predictable rhythm of the day and the week can lessen the anxiety of what happens next and helps the children self- regulate.
“Every child has hidden potential. When teachers stay with their students longer, they can see beyond the surface and recognize the brilliance beneath.”
Beginning this September, Rudolf Steiner School is launching its very first outdoor Forest Kindergarten Program for children 4-6 years of age in Central Park. an immersive experience in nature that prepares children for academic learning.
Indivi Sutton was born in New York. She attended Rudolf Steiner School and experienced an education based on imagination and creativity through storytelling: “As much as I moved from Steiner School the teachings and energy has always stayed close to my heart.
A distance running race is a unique sport. If you saw the NYC marathon, about 50.000 runners ran the marathon. How many of them are setting a goal to “win” (1st finisher) this race? It may be only 100 of them? Then, what is a goal and purpose for running the race for the rest of the 49.900 runners?
Every year the fifth grade students visit the first graders and teach them how to cast on and knit.
How do Waldorf students fare after graduation? How many of them go to college? What subjects do they choose to major in at college? Do they feel that their Waldorf education prepared them well for post-secondary studies? Did we, in fact, prepare them well for college? And then what? What do they do next? What professions do they choose for themselves? What kind of lives do they tend to live? How are they doing financially? How is there health? And are they—if we may dare ask—, at the end of the day, happy?
We have the Michaelmas festival in September: the image of Michael is one of hope and courage that helps us remember that when we unite together, we can overcome things that we cannot possibly do on our own.
It has been almost a month since we returned to school. Looking back at those early September days, we recall saying goodbye to our most dear summer memories while reflecting upon the new daily rhythm.
The beginning of the school year is always full of expectation and new challenges.
Learning through doing is a hallmark of Waldorf Education; caring for the earth is another. Join us, this Tuesday May 25th @ 7PM for an Online presentation about our Farm Program with Hawthorne Valley.