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Understanding Waldorf education : teaching from the inside out
Petrash, Jack
Adult Nonfiction 371.04 P

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ContentsPage
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 - Broadening Horizonsp. 11
Doing the Right Thingp. 13
Measuring a Student's Progressp. 15
The Journey Toward Wholenessp. 20
Chapter 2 - Head, Heart, Handsp. 23
Ain't Misbehavin'p. 23
Capacities for the Futurep. 25
Developing Thinkingp. 25
Developing Feelingp. 27
Developing Willingp. 30
Three Stages of Childhoodp. 31
Preschoolp. 31
Grade Schoolp. 31
High Schoolp. 32
The Balanced Development of All Three Key Capacitiesp. 32
Dimensions of the Dayp. 33
Chapter 3 - The Waldorf Preschoolp. 35
The Importance of Playp. 39
Active Play: Indoors and Outp. 42
The Importance of Workp. 45
The Importance of Imitationp. 46
The Importance of Storiesp. 48
Chapter 4 - The Waldorf Grade Schoolp. 51
Teaching Readingp. 52
Teaching Through Artp. 59
Mathematics and Artp. 60
Science and Artp. 62
The Grade School Curriculump. 64
The Role of Stories in the Curriculump. 65
Stories that Healp. 70
The Role of Music in the Curriculump. 72
The Waldorf Class Teacherp. 75
The Journey from Warm to Very Coolp. 79
Chapter 5 - The Waldorf High Schoolp. 83
Good Habits of Mindp. 84
In-Depth Studyp. 86
Truth, Beauty, and Goodnessp. 87
Truthp. 88
Beautyp. 88
Goodnessp. 89
The Pedagogy at Workp. 90
Communicating Clear Thinking Through Mastery of Languagep. 92
Understanding Our Human Heritagep. 93
Preparing Students for the Future-Elective Coursesp. 94
Social and Civic Responsibilityp. 95
Small Is Beautifulp. 96
Balanced Development in the High Schoolp. 99
Restoring Balancep. 101
Chapter 6 - The Essential Parentp. 103
Actively Engaged at Homep. 104
Emotionally Engaged at Homep. 108
Helping Children Think for Themselvesp. 109
The Challenge of Homeworkp. 111
Empowering Parentsp. 112
Chapter 7 - A Teacher's Journeyp. 115
What Makes a Good Teacher?p. 116
The Active Teacherp. 117
The Emotionally Active Teacherp. 119
Imbuing Lessons with Feelingp. 120
Infusing Discipline with the Right Feelingp. 122
The Thoughtful Teacherp. 124
The Reflective Teacherp. 126
Teaching as a Path of Self-Developmentp. 126
Chapter 8 - Towards a Truly Human Educationp. 131
The Fullness of Humanityp. 133
Preserving Spiritual Connectionsp. 134
Spiritual Well-Beingp. 138
The Unspoken Lessonsp. 139
The Spoken Lessonsp. 142
Moral Educationp. 143
Referencesp. 147
Indexp. 151


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