Lifestyle · Parenting · Teaching · Waldorf Education

Rock Climbing Blindfolded and Risk-Taking in Children–Hallie & Havarti

Yesterday I took my students to a rock climbing gym.     Then, we blind folded them. Hard, physical work; facing fears; and heightened tactile stimulation. My developmental psychology-trained brain was echoing a resounding YES! I love taking my class to things like this because the truth is: children need to climb.  And furthermore, children need to… Continue reading Rock Climbing Blindfolded and Risk-Taking in Children–Hallie & Havarti

Birthday Verses · Teaching · Waldorf Education

A Birthday Verse for the Lioness

Every year, I write each child in my class a verse on their birthday. It’s so wonderful to go back and read the poem from the year before. In a way each verse is like a time capsule, providing a brief snapshot of who the child was in that moment, or what they were striving for.… Continue reading A Birthday Verse for the Lioness

Chalk Drawings · Grade 4 · Teaching · Waldorf Education

Waldorf Norse Mythology Chalk Drawing

Back in September I did a chalk drawing of the Norse Realms for the beginning of our Norse Mythology block. I posted a photo of it on Facebook, which was snatched up and shared by my school’s Facebook page. After that, I could not believe what happened.