Do as I say, not as I work

November 16, 2010

There are many dichotomies in this world and one that I find profound, are those friends and acquaintances that are teachers in the public school system. When these friends became parents, they had their own children be home-schooled or privately schooled. What? My school friend’s dad worked for a beer company, and every chance we… Read more

The Results of Waldorf Education

June 6, 2010

This essay is republished from What really are the results of Waldorf (Rudolf Steiner) education? One may feel that the brochures and websites make Waldorf look excellent, and that the goal of “Education Towards Freedom” is very sound. One may be impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of teachers in a Waldorf school, and… Read more

Are you going to have to cover all the costs of a private school education?

May 3, 2010

Recently Rod Mickelburgh wrote in the Globe and Mail that the newly appointed advisor to the Vancouver School Board by the province wants private schools to lose their public funding. It raises an interesting debate. According to the consultant, she believes “Private schools should not get public school funding. They shouldn’t get tax dollars. …… Read more

Looking for Mozart

February 24, 2010

Our very own Music Instructor Sandra Wilmott is featured this month in our local Kelowna Newspaper called “Event”. Mozart began composing at the age of five, and while the Kiwanis Performing Arts Festival of the Central Okanagan isn‘t expecting any child prodigies that young, they‘re offering a $100 prize for the best composition submitted by… Read more

Famous Waldorf Students

February 6, 2010

Celebrities who send their children to Waldorf include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, James Taylor and Carly Simon, George Lucas, Paul Newman, Rosie O’Donnel, Glen Fry from the Eagles, John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, Anna Paquin and Harvey Keitel. Jennifer Anniston and Sandra Bullock are graduates themselves. Read… Read more

Three Billy Goats Gruff

February 5, 2010

By Tessa Riley, Kindergarten Teacher & ECE Manager After returning from the West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy in October, I decided to tell “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” to the children in my Mixed-Age Kindergarten class at Kelowna Waldorf School. One of the conversations I had with my Waldorf mentor (it is customary… Read more

Schooling the Imagination

January 24, 2010

This is a repost of an interesting article by the Atlantic Monthly on Waldorf Education:   Waldorf schools, which began in the esoteric mind of the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner, have forged a unique blend of progressive and traditional teaching methods that seem to achieve impressive results — intellectual, social, even moral  DRIVING down out… Read more

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