When approached by the news media and asked the question, "What did Waldorf Education do for you?," Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg replied, "It encouraged me to always strive to become a better human being."
In Waldorf schools, children learn experientially, creating their own handwritten and illustrated textbooks, chronicling their educational experience through their own eyes and hands. What begins in Kindergarten with bread baking and wood working evolves into a passion for lifelong learning. In the earlier grades, mental concepts are introduced with concrete objects, while imaginative stories form the basis for arithmetical problems. In the advanced grades, physics, inorganic chemistry and mathematics are treated with visual artistry as well as precision.
“Waldorf taught me how to think for myself, to be accountable for my actions, to be a good listener and be sensitive to the needs of others. It also helped me to focus on the un-derlying importance of beliefs and values that are the foundation of good leadership.”
Kenneth Chenault, President
(former Waldorf student)
This Wednesday, November 20th from 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Celebrating Advent, Christmas and Epiphany in the Home
This talk is for families who celebrate Christmas, yet would like to bring true meaning to the celebration, creating a peaceful atmosphere of wonder, joy and reverence for children.
Join Margo as she shares practical and insightful ways to celebrate the Christmas season in your home. Together we will share how commercialism has veiled the deeper meaning of the season and discover ways to allow the Christmas spirit to shine through once more.
Margo Bisson brings over 30 years of experience working with young children both as a mother of four and a Waldorf preschool teacher. She has always had a keen interest in festivals and their meaning.
Pre-registration is required for this talk.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register or call 613-850-4797