May 26th, 2013 | Childhood, Festivals, Parenting, Sunday With Sarah, Waldorf Education | Permalink | Comments (1)

 

Festivals and celebrations are important for children and nourishing to family life.

Seasonal celebrations help children mark the passage of time and experience the rhythm of the year. Further, celebrating festivals connect us with community and bring deeper meaning to our lives.

This week on “Sunday with Sarah,” I share my thoughts on the importance of festivals for children.

What festivals, holidays, and celebrations does your family observe? Are there festivals that you celebrate with a larger community? Which are your favorites? Please share your thoughts here!

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May 19th, 2013 | Childhood, Waldorf Education | Permalink | Comments (1)

 

This week, instead of my usual “Sunday With Sarah” video, I present to you Jack Petrash, a master Waldorf teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. He is also an author, father, and one of the best spokespersons for Waldorf education that I know.

How do we educate children in a rapidly changing world and prepare them for a future that we can’t yet envision?

Jack attempts to answer this question in an inspiring TEDx Talk entitled “Educating Children for the Journey”¬†which I am delighted to share with you here today.

So grab a cup of tea, carve out 10 minutes for yourself, and prepare to be inspired!

BOOKS BY JACK PETRASH:

Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out

Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline

Covering Home: Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball

What comments from Jack’s talk resonated most with you? Was there anything you disagreed with with? Were you left with any questions? Please share your thoughts here!

 

 

 

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May 5th, 2013 | Sunday With Sarah, Waldorf Education | Permalink | Comments (9)

This week, for the first time, I’ve invited a guest to join me on Sunday With Sarah.¬†

Meet my son William!

William and I have just returned from visiting colleges out west, and I asked William, who received a Waldorf education from nursery through 8th grade, to share his thoughts on how his education has helped prepare him for high school and college.

Many parents are attracted to Waldorf education when their children are young, but as their children get older, they fear that the education is not rigorous enough to prepare them for high school or to help them get into a competitive college. We’re here to dispel some of those myths!

Click to view the Survey of Waldorf Graduates referenced in the video and compiled by the Research Institute of Waldorf Education.

Do you have questions specifically for William? Or about the topic in general? Leave your questions here, and we’ll do our best to address all of them.

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