Have you ever heard of Waldorf education? Did you know there are alternative education methods you could use in your classrooms?
Rudolf Steiner, a Austrian educator, founded Waldorf education (also called "Steiner education"). In 1919, Steiner visited a cigarette factory in Germany and spoke to them about his theories on organizing society as well as politics and culture. The owner of the factory asked him to start a school for children of the employees, to which he agreed. It was originally called the "Independent Waldorf School."
In 1928, Waldorf education started popping up around North America. There is estimated to be over 160 official Waldorf schools in North America, not including the Waldorf inspired programs around the country.
The typical, but not exact, philosophy of a Waldorf program is:
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I think it's really cool that there is a focus on nature. It's really exciting to see what children can learn from different nature aspects, whether it's trees, plants, or animals.