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Articles in the Online Waldorf Library come from many sources. Quite a number are from the archives of journals and publications published over the past 50+ years. When possible we have noted the specific source although this is not always possible.

Included in the "article" search database are all articles in currently in print journals: Gateways, the Research Bulletin and the Waldorf Journal Project.

The Online Waldorf Library includes:
Education as an Art
, the first widely circulated journal about Waldorf education in the United States. It began in 1940 as the Bulletin of the Rudolf Steiner School Association. The purpose of the journal was to inform Americans about Rudolf Steiner's pedagogy. In 1969 the journal became known as Education as an Art: A Journal for the Waldorf Schools of North America.

To search for articles specifically from Education as an Art, please enter the journal name into the search box "with the exact phrase".

Lectures from the 2002 AWSNA National Teacher's Conference, to search for the 8 lectures presented, please enter AWSNA lecture in the search box and click "exact phrase"

Waldorf Kindergarten

Download the article: Waldorf Kindergarten

The early years of childhood provide the foundation for a healthy life. Everything is important: the warmth of adults, the tone of voice, the aesthetics of the environment, to name a few aspects. This is the age when seeds are planted for a lifetime of adventure through learning. How this is brought to the child is crucial.
The following two essays by Waldorf educators provide a snapshot to help parents determine if this education is the appropriate one for their family. I say family because the two triangles of parent–child–teacher and home–classroom–professional educator should be in complete alignment.

This article is a compilation of articles from Gateways, the Journal of the Waldorf Early Childhood Assn. and is available as a reprint from Waldorf Publications.

Waldorf School Songs website

An extensive, international, free music library of sheet music, lyrics and MP3’s.

On this website you’ll find more than 1,400 beautiful, fun, appealing songs in every imaginable genre; whether you’re interested in browsing, looking for new sources of inspiration, keen on listening to new arrangements, or eager to explore, this site is full of free songs to download.

A source of inspiration and an indispensable guide for everyone who sings with children and adults.

Please go to Waldorfschoolsongs.org

 

Waldorf Tuition: Gift or Investment or Something In Between?

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Published in Renewal,A Journal for Waldorf Education, Volume 5, #1 (Fall/Winter 1996)This article covers some interesting aspects of how to view Waldorf tuition payments.

Strong gusts of wind  drive sheets of rain against the rhythmi­cally moving wind­
shield wipers as Brenda and I drive from Cambridge to Lexington. We are going to an open meeting at the Lexington Waldorf School to discuss school finances. The meeting is to be chaired by the president of the Board, and in attendance to answer questions will be the school's Finance Committee. Siegfried Finser is a guest and will open the meeting with some thoughts on Waldorf financing Brenda is the full-time director of development at the school, and I am a parent of a third-grade boy and a kindergarten girl. My wife is at home, tending to the important bedtime hour. We take turns going to meetings, and this one seemed more in my domain of interest.

Read more: Waldorf Tuition: Gift or Investment or Something In Between?

What are the Physiological, Soul, and Spiritual Changes in Youth Today?

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and Spiritual Changes in Youth Today?

AWSNA lecture given at the AWSNA Teachers’ Conference, Kimberton Waldorf School
Monday, June 24, 2002 by Betty Staley

I would like to elaborate further on some thoughts brought by Dr. Michaela Glöckler concerning one of Rudolf Steiner’s most esoteric lectures, "The Human Heart."
Not being a scientist or a doctor, I would like to add a teacher’s perspective to this lecture as well as including particular issues concerning today’s teenagers.

This lecture is inspiring and at the same time it is a great puzzle. During my forty years as a Waldorf teacher I have continued to try to understand what Rudolf Steiner means by the etheric and astral bodies.

Read more: What are the Physiological, Soul, and Spiritual Changes in Youth Today?