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Renewal, A Journal for Waldorf Education

Published by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, twice each year, in Fall and Spring.

Renewal, A Journal for Waldorf Education

Renewal, A Journal for Waldorf Education is published by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. Information on subscribing can be found on the Waldorf Publications website or contacting Anamyn Turowski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 518 828 9999


Over the next year we hope to offer all back issues of Renewal...these issues are now available, newest issues first.

Spring/Summer 2016, Number 25, Number 1

Waldorf Alumni Forum: Olivia Allen, Anchorage Waldorf School
From the Editor: Applying Waldorf Pedagogy in Non school Settings
by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
Emergency (Waldorf) Education - Helping Traumatized Children in Crisis Areas around the World
Samara Center for Individual and Family Growth
by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
From the Association by Stephanie Rynas, MA.
Nature Stories and Puddle Gear - Building Resilience the New, Old-Fashioned Way
by Kelly Barham
The Movable Classroom by Becca Hill
Becoming Human - World Language Study in Waldorf Schools by Charlotte Jacklein
Rudolf Steiner on the Role of the Arts by Rose Edwards, PhD
Computer Education in Waldorf Schools by Charles Weems, PhD
Re-imagining Mathematics by Jamie York

Book Review

Germans are Funny - A Guide to Teaching Foreign Languages by Conrad Rehbach
Solving the Riddle of the Child: The Art of the Child Study by Christof Wiechert

A Question of Character - Resume Skills or Eulogy Virtues by David Sloan
A School Inspired by the Principles of Public Waldorf Education - Results of a Stanford Research Team Study by Liz Beaven

Spring Summer, 2014 - Volume 23, Number 1

Waldorf Alumni Forum: Electronic Technology in Education - A Waldorf Graduates View by Emma Franklin
From the Editor - Pardon Me for Being Alarmist, But. . .  by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
Cultivating Humanness by Melanie Reiser
What a Waldorf School Has Taught Me About Parenting by Amy Marquis
Saying Good-bye to WiFi by Ronald Koetzsch PhD
Where is Ophelia's Will by Kristi Harrington, MA
Waldorf in Russia - There, as Here, Generational Differences Mark a Changing Society by Mary Lee Plumb-Mentjes
Preserving the Spiritual Potential of Early Childhood by Gesine Abraham
Kindergartens That Work for Boys by Thomas Poplawski, MA
Boys, Girls, Movement and Healthy Development by Jeff Tunkey
An Eighth Grade Physics Experiment: A Process of Three Phase Learning by Manfred von Mackensen, PhD
Dealing with WiFi and Cell Phone Radiation by Michael D' Aleo, MA
Preparing Students for a Cosmopolitan Future: Foreign Language Study in a Waldorf School by Christof Wiechert
A Life of Bridges: Versatility and Resilience in the Life of Fredrick Law Olmstead by Whitni McDonald, MA
Fondly Remembered: Harry Kretz (1928-2013)

Fall Winter 2013 - Volume 22, Number 2

Waldorf Alumni Forum: Charles Rose, Architect, Waldorf School of Garden City, class of 1978
From the Editor: Camphill Copake, Waldorf Education and Homo tweetus by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
From the AWSNA Leadership: Taking Our Own Path and Flourishing by Beverly Amico
Camphill Special School: Fifty Years of Serving Children with Special Needs by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
Media Overload, Continuous Partial Attention, and Three-Day Oatmeal by Ginny Thimme, MA
In the Footsteps of Orpheus: The Modern Lyre by Thomas Poplawski, PhD
Teaching Calligraphy in the Computer Age by Jack Petrash
Living Homework: The Many Faces of Out of School Learning by Nancy Kresin-Price, PdD
Learning to Move in Space by Jaimen McMillan
The Day I Left my Cell Phone at Home by Nora Rozell
100 Years Ago: The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Goetheanum by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
Messages for a Digital Age: Waldorf in 140 Characters or Less by Liz Beaven, EdD
The King and I by Kelly Lacy
Restorative Practices: One Waldorf School's Positive Experience with Conflict Resolution by Ester Centers
Recent Educational Research Tells Waldorf: "You Have Got it Right" by Robert C. Oelhaf, PhD

Book Reviews
The Alpha Beta Book by Keith McCrary; Basic Latin, 100 Lessons in Introductory or Review Latin by Stephen Griggs; The Storytellers Way by Ashley Ransden and Sue Hollingsworth
Reviewed by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD.

Spring Summer 2013 - Volume 22, Number 1

Waldorf Alumni Forum: Julie Le Gal Brodeur, Toronto Waldorf School, class of 1990
Our Hands Belong to Levity: Fostering Manual Dexterity in Infants and Children by Ingun Schneider, MA
Seeing and Learning: Identifying and Ameliorating Early Vision Problems by Susan R. Johnson, MD
"We Love Waldorf! But What About Late Reading?" by Helen Lubin
The Gifted Child in the Waldorf School by Thomas Poplawski, PhD
The Last Person Alive to Have Met Rudolf Steiner, Centenarian Margaret Wannamaker Barneison
The Arts in Waldorf Education: An Essential, Not a Luxury, for Healthy Development by Thomas Poplawski, PhD
From the Imagination to the Page: Helping Children Develop a Love for Writing by Claire Gavin, Med
Running to Starbucks: A Seventh Grade Tale of "Wish, Wonder and Surprise" by Isabelle Tabacot
"Diversity is Our Strength" - Tamarack Waldorf School Thrives in Milwaukee by Lori Barian, MA
Starting a Waldorf High School, Vignettes from the Process by Kim Peavey

Book Reviews:
The Etiquette of Kindness by Suzanne Marie English
Addictive Behavior in Children and Young Adults by Raoul Goldberg, MD
The Great Peacemaker by Nancy Jewel Poer

Fall/Winter 2011 - Volume 20, Number 2

Waldorf Alumni Forum: Eilis Maynard, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, class of 2014
From the Association: Swimming Against the Digital Stream in Silicon Valley by Patrice Maynard
From the Editor: Eurythmy Helmet Article Goes Awry by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
Media, Memory and Child Health by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
The Myth of IQ by Michael Birnthaler, PhD
The Bothers Grimm on Intelligence by Mathias Mauer
Losing Our Senses by Thomas Poplawski
"Its Time for Dinner!" Giving Your Child a Foundation for Sound Sleep, Abundant Energy and a Positive Outlook by Susan R. Johnson, MD
Parenting Our Shadow by Susan R. Johnson, MD
The Gift of NO by Helene McGlauflin
Optimistic, Sociable and Easily Distracted - The Sanguine Child by Thomas Poplawski
Adolescents and Theater: Toward Emotional Maturity by Arthur M. Pittis, MDS
Lazure: Walls of Living Color by Amy Marquis
The Inner Life and Work of the Waldorf Teacher by Margaret Duberley
On Becoming a Waldorf Teacher by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
The Soul and Substance of Teacher Education by Douglas Gerwin, PhD
Ethics, Interest, and Freedom: Educating Teachers for Waldorf Schools by Patrick Wakeford-Evans, MA
Waldorf Education in Practice: Exploring How Children Learn in the Lower Grades by Else Gottgens
The Waldorf Teacher: Someone You can Steal Horses With by Dorit Winter
The Waldorf Teacher Education Network Colloquium by Dorit Winter

Book Review
Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems by Jane M. Healy, PhD
Reviewed by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD

Spring/Summer 2011 - Volume 20, Number 1

Waldorf Alumni Forum: Joshua Milowe, Waldorf School of Saratota Springs, class of 2004
From the Editor: Serenity, Cheerfulness and Humor by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
From the Association: Waldorf Really Does Work by Patrice Maynard
Rudolf Steiner's Life and Legacy by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
The Relevance of Waldorf Education Today by Peter Selg, MD
A Day in a Waldorf Kindergarten by Amy Lewis Marquis
Unspoiling Your Child - Fast by Richard Bromfield, PhD
Study Reveals Need for Safety Equipment in Eurythmy Classes by Laura Crandall
Not So Strange, After All: Neuroscience Catches Up with Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf Education by Douglas Gerwin, PhD and Patrice Maynard
Fire, Action, Creativity: Bringing out the Best in the Choleric Child by Thomas Poplawski
The Journey In, the Journey Out: The Waldorf Elementary and High School Curricula by Carol Bärtges
Teenage Technoholics: The Digital Revolution, Its Effect on Our Children, and What Parents Can Do by David Sloan
Helping the Dyslexic Child: An Interview with Dyslexic Expert Susan Barton by Stuart Demmy
The Lakota Waldorf School by Laurie Clark and Patrice Maynard
Home Sweet Home: The Cape Ann Waldorf School's Twenty Year Search for a Permanent Site by Jennifer Helmick

Book Review
Earth Science by Hand-Ulrich Schmutz, PhD
Reviewed by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD

Fall/Winter 2010 - Volume 19, Number 2

Waldorf Alumni Forum: Virginia Hermann, Austin Waldorf School, class of 2003
From the Editor: Seeing the Best in Others by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD
From the Association: Complexity, Change, Transformation by Patrice Maynard
How to Dress an Infant or Toddler by Ester Delhoofen, MD
First Readers in the Waldorf School by Kelly Morrow
"But the Paintings All Look the Same" Color and a Sense of Beauty in the Early Grades by Van James
Rethinking the Threefold Division of the Main Lesson by Christof Wiechert
The Melancholic Child: Gifts and Challenges by Thomas Poplawski
School Approved Attire: The Waldorf School of Mendocino County Creates a Successful Dress Code for its Students by Stephanie Tebbutt
Keeping Children Fit: How to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity by Susan R. Johnson. MD, FAAP
Bicycle Education and Excursions into the Community  by Claudia Browne
Eurythmy in the Tenth: Grade Ancient History Block- Providing Experiences of Ancient States of Consciousness by David-Michael Monash
Aligning Pedagogy and Finance in a Waldorf School by Gary Lamb
Wawa Munakuy Nursery/Kindergarten: A Waldorf Initiative in the Highlands of Peru by Joanne Dennee and Joyce Gallardo

Book Reviews
Laughing in a Waterfall, A Mother's Memoir by Marianne Dietzel
Lazy Jack; King Thrushbeard; The Prince and the Dragon; and Sylvain and Jocosa - Traditional Tales retold by Kelly Morrow
Reviewed by Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD

Fall Winter 2009 Volume 18, Number 2

Waldorf Alumni Forum: Jelena Jaenig, Denver Waldorf School
From the Editor: Making Music - It is Never too Late by Ronald E Koetzsch, PhD
Remembering Marta Nanez
From the Association: More Help from the Other Side by Patrice Maynard
Raising Healthy, Creative Children by Joseph Chilton Pearce
Let the Little Children draw, Spontaneous Drawing and the Development of the Young Child by Ingun Schneider
Drawing Materials for the Young Child
Ziggy and the Wheelchair Project- A Seventh Grade Class Experiences an Exercise in Empathy by Mark John
Let There be Music, Part Two - The Music Curriculum in the Waldorf School, Grades Five through Eight by Andrea Lyman
Building a School with Soul by Thomas Poplawski
The Human Being Thinks, Not the Brain by Christian Rittelmeyer, PhD
Education, Instruction and Assessment - How Can we Measure if we are Effectively Educating our Children by David Mitchell, Douglas Gerwin and others
Biography and Self-Discovery - The Twelfth-grade Waldorf History Curriculum Meets Adolescents Quest for Identity by Lawre Stone
High School, Take Two by Clare O'Connor

Book Review
Hawthorne Valley Harvest - A Collection of Plays for the Elementary Grades, compiled by William Ward

School Portrait
Ak Lu'um A Waldorf School Carved out of the Yucatan Jungle by David Barham

From Around the World

Waldorf Education in Asia

Out of Anthroposophy
Ape and Man - Who has Descended from Whom? by Wolfgang Scad, PhD




























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