Apr 25
2019

Welcome Cynthia Way, Lead Teacher, Class of 2027

In Waldorf education, the lead main lesson teacher stays with students over the duration/course of multiple years, ideally from grade one all the way through grade eight. Class teachers stay with the same students to become a steady authority in a child’s life. Waldorf schools maintain this practice because solid relationships between teachers, students and parents are beneficial to social and intellectual learning. Not only does this allow the teacher to appreciate a deep understanding of each student’s gifts, but it also allows the establishment of deeper connection.

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Mar 22
2019

The Dramatic Arts and the Waldorf Curriculum

Why are the dramatic arts considered an important component of the Waldorf curriculum? All Waldorf students are expected to carry a role, which includes memorizing lines and learning music and blocking. In addition, most students will participate in the visual aspect of these productions by creating props, sets and costumes. In this way, students engage the practical work of their hands toward a communal artistic enterprise. By the time the students have reached middle school age, they have become used to performing in front of an audience and have internalized many of the aspects of stagecraft.

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