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Rhythms of Learning: What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents & Teachers

Title:      Rhythms of Learning: What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents & Teachers
Categories:      High School, Middle School, Elementary School, About Anthroposophy, Early Childhood, About Rudolf Steiner, Reading, Biology, Science, Form Drawing, Parenting, All inclusive, Writing, Stories/Pedagogical Stories, Drama, Festivals, Inner Life of the Teacher, Physics, Movement, Information Technology, History, Handwork, Geography, Gardening, Foreign Languages, Crafts, Chemistry, Art Studies, Arithmetic and Mathematics, Child Development, General Waldorf Curriculum
BookID:      60
Authors:      Rudolf Steiner, Roberto Trostli
ISBN-10(13):      978-1-62148-179-9
Publisher:      Steiner Books
Publication date:      2-1-2017
Edition:      2nd
Number of pages:      366
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
“The primary task of a Waldorf teacher is to understand the human being in body, soul, and spirit. From this understanding will grow the approach, the curriculum, and the methods of an education capable of addressing the whole child.” —Roberto Trostli

Waldorf education, an established and growing independent school movement, continues to be shaped and inspired by Rudolf Steiner's numerous lectures on education.

In Rhythms of Learning, key lectures on children and education have been thoughtfully chosen from the vast amount of material by Steiner and presented in a context that makes them approachable and accessible. In his many discussions and lectures, Steiner shared his vision of an education that considers the spirit, soul, and physiology in children as they grow.

Roberto Trostli, an experienced Waldorf teacher, has selected the works that best illustrate the fundamentals of this unique approach. In each chapter, Trostli explains Steiner's concepts and describes how they work in the contemporary Waldorf classroom. We learn how the teacher-child relationship and the Waldorf school curriculum changes as the students progress from kindergarten through high-school.

This book will serve as an excellent resource for parents who want to understand how their child is learning. Parents will be better prepared to discuss their child's education with teachers, and teachers will find it a valuable reference source and communication tool.

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  • Sources
  • Foreword
  • Preface to the Revised Edition
  • Introduction: A Seed for the Future
  1. The Foundations of Waldorf Education
    The Education of the Child in the Light of Spiritual Science
  2. Teacher and Child
    The Four Temperaments
    Understanding Children’s Temperaments
    Gratitude, Love, and Duty
  3. The Waldorf Kindergarten
    The World of the Young Child
    Walking, Speaking, Thinking
  4. The First School Years
    From Whole to Part
    Children from the Seventh to Tenth Years
    Teaching Children to Write
    Teaching Arithmetic
  5. The Middle Elementary School Years
    Self and World
    Zoology and Botany in the Elementary School
    Nature Study in the Elementary School
    Teaching Geography
  6. The Upper Elementary School Years
    Cause and Consequence
    The Child at Twelve
    Teaching in the Upper Grades
    Teaching History
  7. The High School Years
    Adolescence—the Quest for Self
    Working with Adolescents
  8. The Arts in Waldorf Education
    The Jewels in the Crown
    Education through Art
    An Introduction to Eurythmy


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