The Importance of Children in Nature

The Importance of Children in Nature

The Importance of Children in Nature by Teacher Mafé Pulido-Duarte Ellingboe |||   In Waldorf education we prioritize giving children access to nature. Through our hike days, daily walks, outdoor play and the natural materials both inside and outside the classroom,...
The Value of Parent Education

The Value of Parent Education

The Value of Parent Education |||   Waldorf schools are unique in the way we offer parent education in that parent evenings, lectures, committee gatherings, book study groups, handwork circles, parent-child classes and parenting support groups are considered as...
Why Teach a Bike Repair Class to the 7th Grade?

Why Teach a Bike Repair Class to the 7th Grade?

Why Teach a Bike Repair Class to the 7th Grade? |||  During my summer training to prepare for 7th grade, physics teacher Paolo Carini [of San Francisco Waldorf High School] shared how important it is for middle school and high school students to understand how the...
Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies ||| Indigenous Peoples are a vital part of our curricula throughout the year. Our Faculty is always striving to find creative and evolving ways to bring the stories and histories, the cultures and wisdoms of indigenous peoples to the children. These...
Connecting with My Students

Connecting with My Students

Connecting with My Students by Sydney Borstel, Grade 4 Teacher |||   The earliest connection to a student begins when a teacher visits a student at their home even before school begins. Making a school and home connection, in early childhood and the lower grades, is...
Michaelmas Celebration

Michaelmas Celebration

Michaelmas Celebration |||  Michaelmas is a festival celebrated by Waldorf schools throughout the world, but 2022 is the first year that Berkeley Rose held a Michaelmas festival and it was a great success! The event is about courage and inner strength—qualities that...