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Transcript of About Waldorf
Educate the WHOLE Child
With Heart, Hands and Head!
Environment Inside A Waldorf School
Serving As a Community
High Parental Involvement
Introduction To Waldorf Education
Body, Mind and Spirit Human Being
Associate with Nature
Teacher Stays with Children from Start til Graduation
Fosters a sense of Autonomy
Parent Involvement with Activities
Does not belief if Testing Children
Better sense of self through:
Conversation Between Peers and Adults
Thinking Leads to Expanding on Thoughts
Recognize Mutual HUmanity
working, Playing & Communication
Rene Descart "Cogito Ergo Sum" I Think Therefor I Exist.
Image of a Child
Every Lesson has Meaning.
Follow the 3 R's
No Text Books for Teaching Until Grade 5
Hands on Experience
Waldorf Pre School
Waldorf High School
Early Learning years focus on
Hands on Experiences
0- 7 years: "Learning by Imitation"
7-14 years: "Physical Changes"
Milk teeth Permanent Teeth
Growth of Facial Hair
Adolescence: "Experience Own Thinking & Socializing
Take Responsibility for Self & Others
Teacher Role Model
Focus on Imitation
Activities Mimic Home Environment
Interacting With Others
Individual Pace & Time
Teachers as Guide
Focus on Individuality
Profiles & Portfolios
Teachers Learn from Children
Space Given to Children for Knowledge
Teachers Create Home-Like environment
Natural Materials In Classroom
Environment planning based on Children's interests
No books -Until Grade 5
No Electronic Gadgets
Hands on Experience Activities
Group Cooking for Own Meals
This is What Waldorf Classrooms Looks
List Of Materials for Children to Use & Play
Stones, Pebbles, Rocks
Paper: sand paper, wax paper, hand made paper
Cutlery / Crockery
Dolls / Fairy Tents
Play in Nature
Bushes INSTEAD OF Jungle Gyms
Hand Made Swings
stones, pebbles, sea shells
Parents Can Visit their Children to see their Hands on experience Activities.
Parents Involved in Planning Indoor & out-door Activities
Parent's Input in Curriculum
On Issues & Views
What is Waldorf?
Rudolf Steiner -Founder
Waldorf -Astoria Cigarette Factory
Teachings of Buddha
Inner and Spiritual Needs with Western Philosophy
Over 1000 Waldorf Schools
Child Center Approach
Children to Focus on Becoming Independent Individuals
Understaning The World Around Them
8:00am- Morning Begins Outside
8:30am- Greeting Circle, artistic activity
9:00am- Creative Play in Classroom
10:00am- Clean up
10:30am- Circle Time
11:00am- Outdoor Play
12:00pm -Dismissal for Half day students
12:00pm - Lunch & Outdoor Play
1:15pm- Transition to Nap
1:30pm- Nap time
2:30pm - Nap Ends/ Dismissal/ Transition to After care
5:30pm- After care Ends
A Unique Individual Has Riped !
Absence of Plastic and Keeping in Touch with Nature and Natural Materials
To provide an Educational Growth and Development for Students in a Healthy and Developmentally Appropriate Environment.
This is What Waldorf Playgrounds looks like!
1) where Did the Waldorf Originate From?
2) what Materials Would you find in a Waldorf Classroom?
A) Plastic Toys
D) Cartoon Shows
3) Upto What Grade Does Waldorf School Go To?
A) Grade 6
B) Grade 12
D) Grade 1