What is “Remedial” work at the Kelowna Waldorf School?
April 1, 2015
The word “remedial” may leave some with a negative definition or memory. For example, “remedial math class” – no one wanted to be in THAT class! That meant someone couldn’t keep up! Aaack! However, remedial work in Waldorf Schools is defined as “curing” or “remedy”. It isn’t really an indication of a student keeping up or not. It is more of a Eurythmy lesson or Neuro cognitive training session to allow for a student to be the “best” they can be.
In the Oxford Course, Dr. Rudolf Steiner presented a powerful directive to Waldorf teachers.
Our rightful place as educators is to be removers of hindrances. Each child in every age brings something new into the world from divine regions, and it is our task to remove bodily and psychical obstacles out of his way, to remove hindrances so that his spirit may enter in full freedom into life.
To read more on this subject, here is a pdf of an article: http://www.waldorflibrary.org/images/stories/articles/remedialeducation.pdf