Global Waldorf Expo
*New families coming to Waldorf education
*Homeschoolers planning for next year
*Moms with younger children who want to improve
their daily rhythm and learn Waldorf-inspired ideas
*Waldorf schooled families who want to bring more
rhythm and support to their days
Packages include all the workshops listed below
Silver Package- MP3′s
Gold Package- Mp3′s and Transcripts
Platinum Package- all the above plus CD’s and PDF Highlights for quick reference
Each workshop includes a mp3 audio download and pdf transcript- $17 each
“The Importance of Waldorf Education”With Rainbow Rosenbloom:
Rainbow discuss the way creativity and fostering our children to imagine and think
freely can have an impact on our society today. This audio is a wonderful introduction
to the importance of Waldorf Ed for a family member to listen to!When we connect with enthusiasm
to our lessons, it brings the lessons to life for the child. We want them to meet the world with magic,
to know that magic is real. To have a caring and loving embrace and bring it out to the world.
“It’s All Relative; Helping Your Child Meet the ‘Real’ World”With Eugene Schwartz:
Steiner didn’t want Waldorf to be a “bubble”. What he really wants is for it to be like a seed bed
where you are caring for the children and when they are ready to leave the greenhouse they
are ready for the world.
What do you do when you have worked so hard to create a wonderful Waldorf environment
with no TV, no media, no plastic toys and the holidays hit (or you travel, etc.) and your family
won’t turn off the TV, gives your child plastic toys, etc.?
“Cooking with young children” With Anne Marie Fryer:
It is important to give children the experience of the whole. This is why being in nature is important-
this is where the cow grazes, the carrots grow, and the hens lay eggs. We experience all of the elements –
sun, wind, rain. The outside is where children are free to move, skip, climb, run, jump, balance, etc.
Steiner talks about light being a huge source of nourishment.
“Practical Ways to Teach Multiple grades“With Barbara Dewey
Structured time depends on the age/grade of the child. Preschoolers are the hardest to
manage with older children as their needs are very different. It is possible to make it happen
comfortably with a little planning. Most importantly, keep the joy of learning alive!
“Getting Dad on Board” With Melisa & Eric Nielsen
Mom and Dad need to work together always. Be on the same page always.
There needs to be trust. Communication is of the utmost importance. Listen to
Melisa and Eric reveal their ideas and tips on this subject.
Spinning a Yarn: Intuitive Storytelling” With David Sewell McCann
Intuitive storytelling is making up a story in the moment, it’s a spiritual experience.
It is very powerful to find the storyteller within yourself. Visualize what your storyteller looks like.
Storytelling can be healing, give context, strengthen and supplement natural rhythms. David takes
us through several exercises to bring out the storyteller in you!
“Music Through the Grades” With Anne Cleveland
It is important to apply Waldorf principles such as music, painting, drawing,
working with clay, etc. because they are so nourishing to the children. Music can be use as an antidote
to our modern culture, and develops an inner life.
“Kindergarten Days” with Sharifa Oppenheimer
Research shows that playful learning is more effective than direct instructions.
Playful learning strengthens creativity and curiosity. Daily Rhythm: Should have the quality of breathing
in and out. Breathing in is coming together as a group and being more focused.
Mothers and Sons: The Dance of Attachment & Separation” With Janet Allison
There needs to be an explicit separation between Moms and boys. It is very important for boys to have time with their Dad (or other men).
Moms need to be careful of “over mothering”. Be devoted but have a “responsible” devotion.
“Weaving Math into Main Lesson” With Marin Lipowitz
Block scheduling offers a steeping in every subject, enhances interest and fosters greater retention. Spend 3-4 weeks on one block. This deepens the connection and reinforces what was learned each day. It’s the antidote to the hurried and scattered nature of modern life. If is helpful for ADD and attention challenges.
Festivals through the Year” With Jennifer Tan
Identify the celebrations that you already celebrate,
look at any open spaces on the calendar and then pick 2-3 new festivals to celebrate.
Make sure that you don’t get too overwhelmed and give yourself plenty of time to prepare.
Jennifer takes through the year and how to plan it out.
Scheduling Middle & High School Lessons” With Kristie Burns
The older years are filled with self-discovery and meaningful work.
Waldorf Education is designed to take lessons & use them to address issues & themes
that a child deals with at each age.
“The Soul of Discipline overview” with Kim John Payne
When we apply discipline, we are chipping away that which is not
in alignment with our family values. It should always be done in a warm, loving, firm, kind way.
There are no disobedient children, just disoriented children. Discipline can be called orientation.
“Perseverance & music : You can do it!” With Jodie Mesler
A great quality of teaching music is perseverance Steiner said that we are all musical and artistic
If you want to start singing more songs, you can slowly build a repertoire.
Start with songs you used to love and then spend some time learning new songs.
This can be done slowly, one song at a time