Understanding Waldorf Education Teaching from the Inside Out

ISBN-10: 0876592469
ISBN-13: 9780876592465
Edition: 2002
Authors: Jack Petrash
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Description: Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf schools with their philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses,  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf schools with their philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you're a Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important ideas on learning that you can apply today.

Foreword
Introduction
Broadening Horizons
Doing the Right Thing
Measuring a Student's Progress
The Journey Toward Wholeness
Head, Heart, Hands
Ain't Misbehavin'
Capacities for the Future
Developing Thinking
Developing Feeling
Developing Willing
Three Stages of Childhood
Preschool
Grade School
High School
The Balanced Development of All Three Key Capacities
Dimensions of the Day
The Waldorf Preschool
The Importance of Play
Active Play: Indoors and Out
The Importance of Work
The Importance of Imitation
The Importance of Stories
The Waldorf Grade School
Teaching Reading
Teaching Through Art
Mathematics and Art
Science and Art
The Grade School Curriculum
The Role of Stories in the Curriculum
Stories that Heal
The Role of Music in the Curriculum
The Waldorf Class Teacher
The Journey from Warm to Very Cool
The Waldorf High School
Good Habits of Mind
In-Depth Study
Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
Truth
Beauty
Goodness
The Pedagogy at Work
Communicating Clear Thinking Through Mastery of Language
Understanding Our Human Heritage
Preparing Students for the Future-Elective Courses
Social and Civic Responsibility
Small Is Beautiful
Balanced Development in the High School
Restoring Balance
The Essential Parent
Actively Engaged at Home
Emotionally Engaged at Home
Helping Children Think for Themselves
The Challenge of Homework
Empowering Parents
A Teacher's Journey
What Makes a Good Teacher?
The Active Teacher
The Emotionally Active Teacher
Imbuing Lessons with Feeling
Infusing Discipline with the Right Feeling
The Thoughtful Teacher
The Reflective Teacher
Teaching as a Path of Self-Development
Towards a Truly Human Education
The Fullness of Humanity
Preserving Spiritual Connections
Spiritual Well-Being
The Unspoken Lessons
The Spoken Lessons
Moral Education
References
Index

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