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Waldorf teacher in Tahoe art show
Samantha Shaw, a Waldorf teacher in Tahoe, CA is a featured artist in an art show in Tahoe, CA. "Shaw is fascinated with the idea that organic matter has the ability to subtly morph from one state to another."
posted by John 6:39 PM
Whooping cough at Greenwich Steiner School in the UK
It turns out there's another outbreak of whooping cough, this time at the Greenwich Steiner School in Great Britain.
posted by John 4:11 PM
Nearly Half of Middle Schoolers are Bullied
There's an epidemic of bullying going on in middle schools. Even Waldorf supporters suggest that Waldorf schools can't control bullying either.
posted by John 11:42 AM
Waldorf Alumni "Deserts" the Army
Jeremiah Adler is a Waldorf student who wants out of the army. Who can blame him?
posted by John 9:58 AM
Waldorf Alum's Political Solo Stage Show
Up-and-comer Dan Hoyle is a Waldorf Alum
Here's where I get to brag about living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Waldorf alum Dan Hoyle has his second successful solo-stage show right here in S.F.! It's called Florida 2004: The Big Bummer. I wish I had caught it.
posted by John 9:48 AM
Comparison of Waldorf and Other Methods
There's a brief comparison of Waldorf and other teaching methods.
posted by John 9:30 AM
Profile of Persephone School
The Persephone School, a Waldorf-inspired school in British Columbia, teaches their students to eat wild mushrooms. When the students learned about mushrooms, they went out and picked the fungus, examined them, ate some, and grew some. “I think it’s more interesting for the kids, being involved like that,” said instructor Christiane Nauen.
posted by John 9:25 AM
New Meadowbrook Waldorf School
Meadowbrook Waldorf school got the go ahead for a new 28 acre campus. "Designed by Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc., the seven-year, multi-million dollar project is set to begin with the creation of an elementary school through grade 8 slated for completion by September. During a second phase of construction, an early childhood center, a craft shop, a dance studio and a barn will be built by the fall of 2006."
posted by John 9:12 AM
Waldorf Surfer Represents New Zealand
Nikki Cox, a Waldorf student, was selected to be New Zealand's open surf lifesaving representative. This meant she had to delay her start to a four-year Bachelor of Management course by almost a month.
posted by John 9:07 AM
Portland Waldorf's "No Logo" Dress Code
A profile on the "No logo" dress code at Portland Waldorf School.
posted by John 12:09 AM
Article on Male Knitters Mentions Waldorf
This article on a surge in male knitting mentions Waldorf a few times.
posted by John 12:03 AM
Profile of Waldorf Grad
Martina Sorbara is a Canadian musician who is also a Waldorf grad.
posted by John 12:00 AM
Profile of Finnish Waldorf Student
A profile of a Finnish Waldorf Student
posted by John 11:44 PM
New Public Waldorf Charter in Ohio
There's a newpublic Waldorf charter school in Ohio. "Cedar Creek Community School, a charter school, will become the first public Waldorf school in Ohio," according to the school's press release.
posted by John 11:38 PM
Waldorf Students Send Goods to Iraqi Children
Stuednets from the Rudolf Steiner School in Great Barringtonsent usable goods to children of Abu Ghraib prisoners.
posted by John 11:32 PM
Waldorf School of Rock
Doug Fraser, the part-time guitar instructor at the Portland Waldorf School rivals Jack Black with his own Waldorf version of School of Rock. Teaching a repertoir from Pachelbel's Cannon to Joe Satriani, he is throwing his heart into brining music to the souls of Waldorf students. "I'm showing them that playing the guitar is not a destination but a journey during which you get to play this amazing thing, the guitar,' Fraser said, 'and you can't enjoy that journey if you're frustrated. I want kids to fall in love with the sound of this instrument and to make others follow them."
"It's utterly awesome working with Doug," said 17-year old Waldorf student Julian Munske, "because I want to be a professional player, too, and he's got so much to teach me."
posted by John 5:20 PM
Center for Anthroposophy Develops New Facility
The Nashua Telegraph reports on a new facility for the Center for Anthroposophy. "Anthroposophy, he said, explaining the name, “is the theory of human development behind the Waldorf philosophy of education. And it is not taught to children."
posted by John 5:11 PM
Corvallis Waldorf Holds Weekly Pizza Fundraisers
The Corvallis Waldorf school holds weekly pizza fundraisers.
posted by John 4:58 PM
Pine Hill Waldorf School Hosts Tsunami Benefit
The Pine Hill Waldorf School will host a benefit for Save the Children.
posted by John 4:55 PM
Idaho County OK's Waldorf School
Blaine County, Idaho approved a new Waldorf school. Katharine Woods, the schools founder, spoke with reverence and devotion of Waldorf's founder, Rudolf Steiner: "Anthroposophy translates as 'the study of the wisdom of the human being' and is a world view synthesized from many brilliant revelations and discoveries of humanity in the sciences, arts, and spiritual paths of many cultures throughout history," Woods said. "When Rudolf Steiner died, he left behind over three hundred books which indicate this great synthesis of information."
posted by John 9:54 PM
Waldorf parent wanted by FBI for kidnapping son spotted in New Zealand
Juliette Gilbert, a Waldorf parent who kidnapped her son, Sky Gilbert, has been spotted in New Zealand. Ms. Gilbert is on the FBI's most wanted list for "unlawful flight to avoid prosecution."
posted by John 8:52 AM
Waldorf charter preferred in Alaska
An Alaskan Waldorf charter school thrives as a co-located non-Waldorf charter fails. "There are no worksheets, no sitting down. They're knitting, they're watercolor painting," one parent said, praising the curriculum.
posted by John 9:47 PM
Olympia Waldorf School's Labyrinth
This article on Olympia's labyrinths includes a few paragraphs on Olympia Waldorf School's Labyrinth.
posted by John 9:42 PM
Waldorf music teacher: "Limit recorded music"
Waldorf music teacher Amy Conley recommends parents limit recorded music with their children: “It is important for the child to interact with the parents during the week. I encourage parents to not use the recorded music very much,” she said.
posted by John 9:39 PM
Profile of famous Waldorf alum: Veronica Webb
The Detroit Free press has a profile on a famous Waldorf alum, actor Veronica Webb.
posted by John 9:34 PM
Waldorf Athlete Wins Silver Medal
Emily Sheppard, a Waldorf school student, tied for the gold in the girls high jump in Vancouver's North Shore Secondary Schools Athletics Association (NSSSAA) Track and Field championships. Her competitor, with Marriott's Karly Neveu, made fewer attempts, which left Sheppard holding silver.
posted by John 10:11 AM
Corvalis Waldorf Gets New Enrollment Coordinator
Natasha Gerhart-Alexander joined the Corvalis Waldorf School as enrollment and outreach coordinator.
posted by John 9:56 AM
Brief Mention of Young Waldorf Ballerina
There's a brief mention of Maddie Abrams, a cute 8-yr. old Waldorf ballerina. "when she grows up she would like to be a mechanic and a teacher, especially at the Corvallis Waldorf school, which she currently attends."
posted by John 9:12 AM
Pine Hill Waldorf in NH to Include Center for Anthroposophy
Pine Hill Waldorf School in Nashua, NH got the go ahead to lease land to the Center for Anthroposophy. "Anthroposophy is defined as a system of mystical beliefs derived from theosophy, which is a religious speculation dealing with mystical aspects of God. The doctrines of theosophy incorporate aspects of Buddhism and Brahmanism," the article said.
posted by John 8:35 AM
New Waldorf School in Idaho receives tacit OK - December 15, 2004
Despite a few minor concerns about traffic flow and child safety, Bellevue, Idaho approved a conditional use permit for a new Waldorf school.
posted by John 8:29 AM
Haleakala Waldorf Wins $30,000 Grant
The Haleakala Waldorf School of Maui won a $30,000 grant from the Hawai'i Community Foundation. This award is earmarked for the school's PONO program. Pono stands for Promoting Outstanding Nonprofit Organizations, and its goal is "to create a network for empowered, self-aware, resilient executives capable of navigating change and leading the future."
posted by John 4:24 PM
Profile of Waldorf Toy Store
Here's an interesting profile on "Homespun," a Waldorf toy store run by parents of The Waldorf School of Lexington, MA.
posted by John 3:51 PM
Waldorf School Planned on Washington State Dairy Farm
The Sunfield Education Association is planning a future Waldorf school on an 83-acre dairy farm.
posted by John 3:57 PM
Profile of Advent Spiral at the Waldorf School of Baltimore (Free registration required)
There's a detailed profile of the Waldorf "Advent Spiral" at the Waldorf School of Baltimore: "Each person makes the journey alone. After one angel in a white tunic hands you an unlit globed tea light, you follow the spiraling path as it guides you, like a sheltering arm, toward the center where the main angel stands by a tree stump, keeping watch over a long burning candle. This angel lights your globe. Then you retrace your steps, stopping to place your candle anywhere you want."
You might also be interested in what Rudolf Steiner says about spirals and the "birth of light" at Christmas time on OpenWaldorf's Advent Spiral page.
posted by John 10:27 AM
Live Oak Waldorf Builds Dragon Float for Local Parade
The Live Oak Waldorf School built a dragon for the local "Festival of Light" parade in Auburn, CA. "The children of the Live Oak Waldorf School built the magical dragon to symbolize how light and courage can overcome darkness." You can read about how Rudolf Steiner believed that the dragon was an actual spirit being that really existed in his lecture on "Michael and the Dragon."
posted by John 10:17 AM
German Government Subsidizes Zambian Waldorf School
The German government funded a new wing at the Hermanus Waldorf School in Sandbaai, Zambia.
posted by John 8:29 AM
Waldorf Parent Wins Forest Service Award
Phyllis Ashmead, a parent at the Sierra Waldorf School won the Gifford Pinchot Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Education Award.
posted by John 11:47 AM
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