Davis Waldorf School
Community Life

Workshop with Alice Stamm – How can Therapeutic Eurythmy help my child?

Tuesday, February 6th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the MPR.

This workshop is supported by a grant from ATHENA, the Association for Therapeutic Eurythmy in North America.

Eurythmy was created as a form of artistic expression and as a means to support healthy development in children. Steiner also recognized the significant therapeutic possibilities when, working closely with a group of physicians and eurythmists, he developed its potential to address underlying imbalances that are at the root of illness. Therapeutic eurythmy seeks to transform the individual – the whole human being – not just the bodily condition but also emotional and spiritual aspects.

How Waldorf Education Creates Scientists

Thursday, February 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

From kindergarten nature walks to high school studies of optics, evolution and biological chemistry, Waldorf education develops the curiosity, creativity and imagination necessary for success in the sciences. We will look at how and why teaching 'from the phenomena' excites learners about science and develops scientific thinking. You will learn how Waldorf science teachers work with the phenomena differently at each stage, specifically during the middle grades of the child's development to enliven and inspire.

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Why Choose Waldorf Education?

February 13, Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

How do Waldorf teachers, parents and graduates view Waldorf education? This evening's discussion will be sure to be lively, with insights that only those who have experienced Waldorf education can share. Joining us will be Karen Roos and Cindy Toy, Davis Waldorf teachers who are passionate about Waldorf education and have 20 years combined teaching experience. They will give an overview of Waldorf education and speak about their experience teaching. We will also have Ezra Beeman, current Davis Waldorf parent of three children, whose own experience in Waldorf education led him and his wife to choose this educational path for their children. Also present will be Vatrena King, current Davis Waldorf parent of a Davis Waldorf of an 8th grader as well as a graduate. We also hope to have a DWS alumni student join us. This evening is sure to be informative and warm. Open to all, adults only please.

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Pre-Adolescent Brain Development and the Waldorf Middle School

March 1, Thursday, 6:30-8:00

"With the advent of modern medical imaging, we understand much more about the neurological development of the 10 – 15 year old human being. How do Rudolf Steiner’s indications for the middle school (6th – 8th) meet this age group in the modern world? What can we, as teachers and parents, do to support their healthy development?”

Amy Elder has been a Waldorf middle school teacher for over a decade. Prior to this, she worked in pharmaceutical/biomedical research in the fields of neurology and psychology. Currently she is working as a mentor for teachers in the Davis Waldorf middle school.

Community First Fridays 2017/2018 School Year

Join us for First Fridays

8:30 - 9:00 social time in the breezeway
9:00 - 10:00 presentation in the MPR
October 6
Our Gardening curriculum - find out what's going on in our garden with Ms. Haller
November 3
Celebrations and Toys - gift-giving ideas and selecting toys as a creative process
December 1
Working with the Angels - explore ways to connect more consciously as a deep support in our relationships, and as antidote to the fear and anxiety in our times
January 12
Our Eurythmy curriculum - learn about this unique movement and art form with Mrs. Benvenuto
February 2
Your Child's Amazing Mind - brain development
March 2
Our Spanish Curriculum - with Maestra Marta
April 13
Fathering - How do fathers and men fit into the nurturing equation?
May 4
Rhythm - creating routines around bedtimes, meals, cleaning and getting everywhere on time
June 1
Let's Move! - sensory integration as a foundation for lifelong learning

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