Today I am fortunate to be over in Tiffany’s space at Live Learn Love Eat. Here is the opening of that post:
A WISE OLD OWL
A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard;
Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird.
-Traditional Mother Goose Rhyme
I do not profess to be wise (nor old!), but as I head into my ninth year of Waldorf homeschooling, the sentiment of this rhyme resonates with me more and more. I used to feel as if I had pat and succinct answers for the questions families asked regarding Waldorf Education. I could talk about the work of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, and his work into looking at the development of the spiritual human being throughout the lifespan. I could talk about how Waldorf Education was a holistic method of education that Rudolf Steiner helped to develop in order to address the head, heart and hands of the child. I could talk about the eight artistic pillars of Waldorf education that works to develop the capacities of the child in a holistic manner that incorporates the art of speech, drama, drawing, painting, modeling, singing and musical instruments, movement, and handwork.
However, I think today, after homeschooling our oldest child now entering eighth grade, and homeschooling our middle child now entering fifth grade, and with our youngest child getting ready to embark on one final kindergarten year, I would tell you that ….. to read the rest, please go visit Tiffany’s blog, Live Learn Love Eat.
Many blessings and thank you to Tiffany!